Found July 19, 2012 on Full Spectrum Baseball:
It is time for my weekly three up and three down column.  The All Star game was completed last Tuesday with the National League blowing out the American League 8-0.  Melky Cabrera won the MVP of the All Star Game.  As always you can reach me through facebook, twitter @gmarchesej, comment under this article or email me at gmarchesej@aol.com.  Thanks for reading as always and I hope you continue to read our wonderful site. Down - David Ortiz <a href="http://www.fullspectrumbaseball.com/wp-content/gallery/3up3downjuly19/davidortiz.jpg" title=" David Ortiz of the Red Sox got injured running the bases during a teammates homerun.  He pulled or strained a muscle in his leg and he may miss a couple of weeks.  The Red Sox have been really hurt by the injury bug this season and it seems to keep on coming just when they think they have good news on others." class="shutterset_3up3downjuly19"> ◄ Back Next ► Picture 1 of 6 ...
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