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N.L.SoM: Why your Top 10 list blows

Hey kiddies, it’s been a while since I dropped a real column on you, one that hasn’t been mailed-in or chalk-full of useless information. We’re a little beat up over here at the Swing, and without a healthy mind and body you cannot have a healthy Web site. (For all of you philosophy buffs out there the answer is yes, that is an exact quote from Descartes. He truly was a visionary.) Continue reading


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Awful Comebacks, MWS Edition

Give it up already ... You're done!

Give it up already ... You're done!

A few weeks ago, Cincinnati starting pitcher and resident stud Edinson Volquez went on the disabled list with some mid-back spasms. He complained, probably jokingly, that he never wanted to spend any more time on the DL because he was so bored. So as soon as his 15-day DL stint ended, Dusty Baker sent him to the mound in St. Louis against the Birds.

On a scale of 1 to awful, I’d say it went pretty awful. He pitched a grand total of one inning, gave up two hits, one run and threw a whopping 24 pitches. That, ladies and gentlemen, is not a quality start. He was removed after said first inning with numbness in his ring and pinky fingers with symptoms of what they are calling “elbow inflammation.” I have no idea how that came up while he was out with a back injury, but needless to say, it was one of the worst comebacks I’ve seen in some time. By the way, he’s back on the disabled list. Adjust your lives accordingly.

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