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Beat Down

Posted By Alex Belth On July 14, 2004 @ 8:31 am In Bronx Banter | Comments Disabled

The American League [1] beat the snot out of Roger Clemens in the first inning last night and cruised to a 9-4 win, securing home-field advantage in the World Serious this year. Manny Ramirez [2] and Alfonso Soriano [3] hit homers off of Clemens [4]. Later, Clemens returned to the field to be presented soemthing or other by Bud Selig. The Rocket, accompanied by his wife and four sons, looked mortified.

Meanwhile, the Randy Johnson [5] rumors are heating up. How about a three-way that would send Nomar to the Cubs, prospects to Arizona and Johnson to Boston? [6] What about the Mets [7] and the Yankees? [8] (The Bombers, lacking the sufficient minor league talent would need to include a third team for sure.) The Hot Stove is alive and well and it’s hotter than July. The Johnson hub-bub is expected to go down to the wire. The trading deadline is July 31st.

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[1] American League: http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/feature/featureStory?page=mlballstar04

[2] Manny Ramirez: http://www.boston.com/sports/baseball/redsox/articles/2004/07/14/sox_ramirez_and_ortiz_hit_homers_as_al_grabs_a_win/

[3] Alfonso Soriano: http://www.nypost.com/sports/27319.htm

[4] Clemens: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/5433699

[5] Randy Johnson: http://www.newsday.com/sports/baseball/yankees/ny-spunit143892594jul14,0,487636.story?coll=ny-yankees-print

[6] a three-way that would send Nomar to the Cubs, prospects to Arizona and Johnson to Boston?: http://www.nytimes.com/2004/07/14/sports/baseball/14johnson.html

[7] Mets: http://www.nypost.com/sports/mets/27305.htm

[8] Yankees?: http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/baseball/story/212081p-182675c.html

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