Found August 20, 2012 on Fangraphs:
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Two months ago, Dale Sveum said this about shortstop Starlin Castro, who forgot how many outs there were on a potential double play ball: “It’s something that’s obviously unacceptable at any time,” Sveum said Monday. “Whether we could have turned the double play or not is irrelevant to not kn...
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