That image will likely be the mass of bodies in shallow left field, Carlos Gomez and Travis Snider entangled in the middle of the vortex, in a benches-clearing fight.
800 by Bill Brink in Pittsburgh. MOVED
MCT expects coverage of the following baseball games:
L.A. Angels at Detroit, 1:08 p.m.
Baltimore at Boston, 7:05 p.m.
St. Louis at Washington, 1:35 p.m.
^Dave Hyde: Yasiel Puig's story? It's told in different ways in every major league clubhouse<
^BBN-HYDE-COLUMN:FL_< Funny, the way we're numb to it all, numb to the everyday courage and drama and suffering.
"My story?" Miami Marlins shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria says.
He shrugs at his locker. It isn't much of one, he says. It's normal, he says. Simple.
But listen: He paid a smuggler to be human cargo out of Cuba. He left his family. He was driven by someone he didn't know to an isolated beach. He waded into the water to a 20-foot boat captained by someone he'd never met.
There were 13, maybe 14, in the boat. A couple of baseball players like himself, the rest just regular people he didn't know. They had no trouble. There were no authorities to evade.
800 by Dave Hyde in Miami. MOVED
^Mariners' losing skid hits 6<
The Mariners believe it will. They've said all the right things as the losing streak went from four to five and now six games with Sunday's 3-2 loss to the Miami Marlins at Globe Life Park.
"It's all right, we'll get out of this," said reliever Tom Wilhelmsen, who took the loss. "We are a much better team than this. There is no other way to feel either. We know what we have going here. It's just a bump in the road."
800 by Ryan Divish in Miami. MOVED
^Running backs in draft could be hurt as teams place less value on position <
"I don't like that," said the 5-foot-9, 207-pound Carey, who is projected to be a midround pick. "I feel like they think the running-back spot is going extinct for some reason."
800 by Terez A. Paylor. MOVED
^Bears need a safety net in NFL draft<
When you consider the possibilities, four positions emerge for the No. 14 pick: safety, defensive tackle, linebacker and cornerback.
That brings us back to safety. Alabama's Ha Ha Clinton-Dix and Louisville's Calvin Pryor are widely considered the two best in a thin crop. Most believe there's a significant drop-off to the next group that includes Northern Illinois' Jimmie Ward, Washington State's Deone Bucannon and Florida State's Terrence Brooks. Ward and Bucannon could come off the board in the second round before the Bears pick again at No. 51.
700 by Brad Biggs. MOVED
RBC Heritage, in Hilton Head, S.C.
^'Hurricane' Carter remembered more than ring skills<
But Carter was more than a boxer. He was a cause celebre because of his conviction in 1966 of a triple murder charge and his subsequent 19 years of wrongful incarceration before the conviction was overturned in 1985. His story was told in song by Bob Dylan and portrayed by actor Denzel Washington in the 1999 movie "The Hurricane."
600 by Greg Logan. MOVED
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