Found June 04, 2012 on IT IS HIGH, IT IS FAR, IT IS caught:
We know from TV that alternative realities exist. Thus, somewhere out there in the multi-verse, beyond the world where Andruw Jones spells his name “Androo,” – there is an earth where the Baltimore Orioles 20 years ago slightly altered their draft strategy. Instead of taking Jeffrey Hammond, they chose a highly touted teenager from Michigan. Let’s go there.Baltimore has done the impossible. It managed to transition from the great, iconic shortstop of Cal Ripken Jr. to his natural successor: Derek Jeter. The Orioles have been a regular power in the American League East, and every kid growing up in America dreams of playing shortstop in Camden Yards. It is the most glory-filled position in sports, akin to what centerfield was to the Yankees around 1975. Now, in the twilight of Jeter’s career, the nation is wondering who will be the next great Baltimore shortstop? Of course, many believe the greatest shortstop remains the Yankees’ Alex Rodriguez, freshly celebrating his marriage to Dre...

IT IS HIGH WHITE PAPER: If the Yankee brass never made a deal, would we be better off?

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<a href="" rel=\"attachment wp-att-7309\">The Yankees second baseman, Robinson Cano, will get to defend his State Farm...

Cano to captain AL HR Derby team; Kemp leads NL

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Robinson Cano, Matt Kemp Named 2012 Home Run Derby Captains

After last year's record-setting performance, Robinson Cano will have a chance to defend his Home Run Derby title. Along with Matt Kemp, Cano has been named a captain for the 2012 Home Run Derby, with Kemp taking the National League All-Stars and Cano in charge of the AL team. Each captain will select three other participates to join them. Cano, who hit 32 home runs in the three...
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