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The Outlook wasn't brilliant for the Mudville nine that day:
The score stood four to two, with but one inning もっと見る to play.
And then when Cooney died at first, and Barrows did the same,
A sickly silence fell upon the patrons of the game.

A straggling few got up to go in deep despair. The rest
Clung to that hope which springs eternal in the human breast;
They thought, if only Casey could get but a whack at that -
We'd put up even money, now, with Casey at the bat.

But Flynn preceded Casey, as did also Jimmy Blake,
And the former was a lulu and the latter was a cake;
So upon that stricken multitude grim...
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Today, everything is fast. The internet, the cars, the food, etc. Especially football. The sport has been intensified, quickened, and technologized to the point where watching football seems like watching your computer defragment its drives. That is why we have held on to baseball. Baseball might be slow, but who doesn’t 愛 watching their お気に入り player steal a base, hit a homer, または score a run? Baseball is the true symbol of America: a sport where every run is earned によって the sweat and toil of the players. So, fellow fans, let us stand up and fight for a future with baseball! (while you’re fighting, would u mind rating this article?)
posted by woohoomlb
On Friday April eighth, Manny Ramirez retired as a Tampa ベイ, 湾 Ray. As a 線, レイ Ramirez collected one hit, going 1-17 as the Ray's Designated Hitter. Ramirez is reportedly retiring due to an issue he had with the league's drug treatment program. The NY Times reported that he had tested positive for performance-enhancing drugs during Spring Training. In 2009, with the Los Angeles Dodgers, Ramirez was suspended 50 games for using performance-enhancing drugs banned によって major league baseball.

The Rays selected the contract of Casey Kotchman to fill Ramirez's roster spot.

Ramirez was a nine-time silver slugger with 12 all-star appearances, over 500 homeruns, 21 career grand slams, and 28 career post-season homeruns, the most によって any player in MLB history.