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A-Roid! A-Roid! A-Roid! A-Roid!

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Two days ago Sports Illustrated reported that Alex Rodriguez had tested positive for steroids in 2003 (the year he won the AL MVP, a Silver Slugger and reached 300 career home runs), when Major League Baseball started testing anonymously and without charges to see whether the League in fact required compulsory drug tests. Evidently it most certainly did. (When you look at the all-time most home runs in a season list the top six are all 1998-2001 – the so-called ‘steroid era’ runs from – the rest are from the 1921-1961)

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Yogi Berra: A Dead Ball Icon

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Yogi Berra is one of the rarest combinations of things – a Major League Baseball All-Time Great and a Zen Poet/Wordsmith. Not only did Berra win 10 World Series’ with the New York Yankees, he also ‘dropped’ some of the finest lines in all of Sports (or any) discourse. These are the cream of the crop:

A nickel isn’t worth a dime today.

Nobody goes there anymore; it’s too crowded.

It gets late early out there.

If you come to a fork in the road, take it.

If the world was perfect, it wouldn’t be.

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