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The Mark Graham Sports Blog:
During last night's Baltimore Orioles-New York Yankees ALDS game, two Maryland State Troopers assigned to the Yankees dugout asked players for autographs.
The troopers entered the Yankee dugout in the ninth inning of the Yankees win and asked Nick Swisher and Derek Jeter for autographs.
A witness to the event said, "Swish was livid", referring to Nick Swisher. Derek Jeter was asked if he's ever witnessed anything like this before, Jeter said, "What do you think?"
The Yankees will most likely request for new troopers to be assigned to the dugout. Maybe the troopers were just trying to psyche out the Yankees, but either way it failed because the Yanks dropped five runs on the Orioles in the ninth to take a 1-0 series lead.
Or perhaps the Yankees were fired up by the stupid request and fired back with a big inning.
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Raul Ibanez DH
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Adam Jones CF
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Mark Reynolds 1B
Chris Davis DH
Lew Ford RF
Manny Machado 3B
Robert Andino 2B
RHP Jason Hammel
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