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Between innings, MLB.tv showed this word scramble:
After a few seconds, they showed this:
Hint: HE PITCHES IN THE AL WEST.
After a few more seconds, they didn't show this, but they should have:
Hint: WE SPELLED HIS NAME WRONG WHEN WE SCRAMBLED IT.
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Overheard on the Devil Rays' TV broadcast: "There's nothing worse than a cantankerous banana."
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Same broadcast, after a 2-2 curveball misses in the dirt to Frank Thomas, this dialogue could be heard in my office:
Joe Magrane: "Now would be a good time to challenge Frank Thomas with a high fastball around the letters."
Ken Arneson: "You go ahead and do that."
High fastball indeed follows on the next pitch, as does a two-run homer.
"Word Scramble: NETBSEA AZLAOI
Hint: He currently pitches in the American League West."
"Hint: He has appeared in the postseason twice in his career."
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