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'Midget-Man' Costas Unfazed by Bonds' Dig

Broadcaster takes it on the chin after steroid program

(Newser) - Broadcaster Bob Costas insists he's not insulted that slugger Barry Bonds called him "a little midget man who knows [nothing] about baseball," AP reports. The dig came after an installment of HBO's "Costas Now," in which the broadcaster weighed in on Bonds' reputed steroid use. "... More »

Bonds Snubbed by Baseball Commish

Selig vows to skip Bonds' bid at home run crown

(Newser) - Just two blasts shy of Hank Aaron's all-time record, slugger Barry Bonds has a chance to become the new home run king in his own backyard. But Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig has vowed not to attend Bonds' seven-game homestand in San Francisco that began last night—nor take... More »

Peavy, Haren All-Star Starters

San Diego ace is 9-3 with a 2.19 ERA; Haren has an AL-best 2.30.

(Newser) - It's officially California's All-Star Game: San Diego's Jake Peavy will take the mound for the NL tonight, while Jim Leyland has tapped Oakland's Dan Haren to start for his AL squad. Leyland, who passed over his own Justin Verlander, admits it came down to venue; the AL-manager wants to give... More »

Cabrera Steps Away from HR Derby Plate

Phillies' Ryan Howard will defend slugging title in Frisco

(Newser) - Marlins' slugger Miguel Cabrera won't compete in the upcoming Home Run Derby because of an injured left shoulder, he announced yesterday. The showdown still promises its share of flares into McCovey Cove, however: Last year's champ, Philly's Ryan Howard, will defend against Prince Fielder, Justin Morneau, Alex Rios, Vlad Guerrero,... More »

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