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Uh, I was promised I would have 3 minutes to rebut myself.: It appears that perhaps the 3-minute clock on making changes to posts starts on "Preview" rather than "Post." Has this always been the case? I've noticed on occasion that when I hit "Post" I get no opportunity to edit afterwards. (As a side note, I am hitting "Preview" earlier than I used to because I'm still having that problem where the box goes all the way off to the right side of the screen until I hit "Preview," and then it repairs itself.)
Ripken, check. Gwynn, check. McGwire, not so much.: A landmark Hall of Fame election, with a message for the steroid era but no real surprises.
The Better Part of Pete: The Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame is planning an 11-month, 2000 square foot exhibit celebrating the playing career of Pete Rose. Notoriously banned from consideration by the National Baseball Hall of Fame, he is not a member of the club's Hall either. There is no formal statement regarding Rose's eligibility on their list of inductees page, but it does say that there was no induction from 1989 until 1998, and after that the election process was handed over to the Baseball Writers Association of America. Are the writers executing their own ban of Charlie Hustle?
Morneau is your AL MVP: What makes this even more impressive is that he was splitting votes with a teammate, Joe Mauer. That has hurt past candidates, including David Ortiz and Manny Ramirez. Morneau is the second Canadian-born player to win the MVP.
The "Cancer Sucks" Ball Park Tour: Jeffrey Newbauer, Jr. succumbed on Wednesday to recurrent Alveolar Rhabdomyosarcoma. His battle was chronicled by his mother, and the family has vowed to continue the fight with ""NEWBEginnings," dedicated to taking children with cancer and their families out to the ballpark.