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    2003 First Pitch Swinging Data

    Player OBP PA 1st% 1st Pitch Swing PAs 1 Pitch PAs 1 Pitch OBP Ramirez, Aramis .330 670 36 241 104 .260 Kendall, Jason .399 666 8 53 38 .333 Wilson, Jack .303 615 26 160 81 .227 Lofton, Kenny .333 610 27 165 94 .352 Giles, Brian .430 609 34 207...

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    Game #6 at Cincinnati

    Great American Ballpark | 1:10 | Duke vs. Milton | Box "Bucs power past Reds in series finale." If you're like me, you almost choked on a chunk of Easter ham when you saw the lineup card. Freddy and his still-gimpy knee leading off? Brad Eldred in right? Bautista batting eighth? Nady...

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    Downfall of the Fam-A-Lee – Part 9

    Did bad trades in building the 1979 team wreck the Pirates in the mid-80s? Carrying on with the mysterious Enrique Romo. The Trade On December 5, 1978 the Pirates acquire Romo, Rick Jones and Tom McMillan from Seattle for Odell Jones, Mario Mendoza and Rafael Vasquez. The Background The Pirates bullpen, already...

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    Game #5 at Cincinnati

    Great American Ballpark | 1:10 | Armas vs. Harang | Box "Armas struggles against Reds in Pirates debut." What a mess. The Reds moved this contest up six hours to keep the players and fans out of the cold Cincinnati night, but Tony Armas and Aaron Harang seemed hellbent on staying out...

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    The '72 Dolphins can rest easy again…

    Sure has been an interesting opening week of Bucco baseball, to say the least. The Bucs' improbable three game sweep of Houston to start the season, by not only winning but by coming back in all three games, launched a whole slew of different emotions among baseball fans. First and foremost, did...

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    Brrrrr!

    Yes, it's still cold here in Indianapolis.� The forcast temperature for game time tonight is again below freezing, and the game has just been officially postponed.��The weather in Central Indiana in the beginning of April is like�Forrest Gump's�box of chocolates-- you never know what you're going to get. Today's game will be...

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    Luis Matos: looking for hits and stolen bases

    The Columbus Clippers vs. Indianapolis Indians game scheduled for 7 pm this evening was postponed.� It was a whopping 34 degrees at about 4 pm this afternoon, and the temps are expected to be below freezing by game time.� This game will be made up as part of a double header on...

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    Game #4 at Cincinnati

    Great American Ballpark | 7:10 | Maholm vs. Belisle | Box "Bucs' winning streak ends at three." This one ought to take a little air out of the balloon. On a cold night in Cincinnati, the Bucs didn't show up. The bats stayed silent, the defense kept clunking and the quality starts...

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    Indians Win Opener 6 to 1

    The Indianapolis Indians got the 2007 season off to a good start by beating the Columbus Clippers 6 to 1 at Victory Field this afternoon.� (boxscore�) Sean Burnett pitched 5 innings  -- photo by NancyZ Starting pitcher Sean Burnett gave the Indians five strong innings.�...

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