- Per Manny Navarro at The Miami Herald, "Ex-Marlin Hanley Ramirez Returns, Say's There's No Pressure in LA."
“I’m not trying to do too many things,” he said. “If I do something wrong, I’m not going to disappoint the fans or the team. I have people here that tell me all the time, ‘Don’t try to be the hero; take it easy. Everybody here has your back.’ ”
- Misty May-Treanor surprised husband, Matt in Miami, via Tom Green at MLB.com.
"Everybody was asking me if I was going to stay for closing [ceremonies], but I wanted to go back and see my husband," May-Treanor said. "I wanted to get here because he's a big support system and he's one of my biggest fans. He really helped push me to be able to do this again, so I wanted to come see him right away."
- Steven at Zim's Autographs was at Drew League semi-pro basketball league game and snagged a bunch of autos. He has plenty of photographs; including a huge score. His nephews got Metta World Peace's shoes signed by him.
- Brandon Lennox at True Blue LA speculates that Dodgers prospect Yasiel Puig may be headed to Rancho Cucamonga. The Cuban appears to be rising up the ladder rather fast, but don't expect him in LA this season. That would be unreasonable.
- For the codebreaker in you, check out how the 2012 Topps Allen & Ginter code was broken, via First Point of Aries.
- Here's another edition of how sports can take down barriers. Pic via Arman2a on reddit.
- Vintage Sportscards brings up a scarce San Diego Padres collectible given out to fans by McDonalds in 1974.
- Shark Week! Brought to you by Chipper Jones via twitter.
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