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The Hot Corner: Thome, Toronto, Tiger … oh my!

by Jed Rigney | Posted on Wednesday, August 17th, 2011
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The shot heard round the upper Midwest. (Dave Reginek/Getty Images)

The hottest topics for the week of August 14, 2011 …

The 600 Club: If Jim Thome hits his 600th home run and nobody cares, did it really happen?

Big Z: After some unruly conduct Carlos Zambrano was put on the disqualified list – which seems unnecessary, since he’s already on the Cubs.

Draft signing deadline: Baseball fans (and by that we mean player agents) all agree that this is one of the most exciting days of the year.

Bruce Bochy: The San Francisco manager says a hypnotist helped him quit smoking. But no luck on his other addiction: grizzled veterans.

Toronto Blue Jays: They claim they are not stealing signs – just borrowing them.

Mo problems: Yankees relief pitcher Mariano Rivera gave up a home run in two consecutive games for the first time ever. A New York senator blames the Tea Party.

Barry Zito: After spraining his ankle during a rehab start, his return to the Giants has been delayed – so, their playoff chances just got better.

No mo LoMo: When asked about demoting outfielder Logan Morrison for his Twitter use, 80-year-old Marlins manager Jack McKeon said, “What is an Internet?”

Extra innings

NFL Preseason: After months of bickering like the Real Housewives, the owners and players have air-kissed and made up and now it’s time for a mani/pedi.

Tiger Woods: He didn’t make the cut at the PGA Championship and now his future is uncertain – except for absurd wealth, trashy women and Valtrex.

Contributors: Zach Pennington, Nick Astrupgaard, Justin Workman, Brian Solari

Post By Jed Rigney (203 Posts)

Jed Rigney covers general baseball randomness for Through The Fence Baseball. His work has been described as "prolific" (which isn't really a compliment). Despite a series of destructive relationships with uncaring women, he has persevered. He is an Aries and therefore quite courageous. He has never been arrested (though he was once "detained" briefly). And he hopes to one day see Gary Busey actually turn a tornado into a rainbow -- if only just once.

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