POTD: Each State’s Favorite Baseball Team

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Now, it should not come as a surprise to any of you that the Cubs are the most popular team in Illinois. If you live here all you have to do is look around. It’s also not a shock to find that the Cubs are popular in Iowa and Indiana.

What caught me off guard was that the White Sox are so popular in Montana and South Dakota. Anybody have any clue as to why that is?

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POTD: Gordon Beckham’s Trade Value Has Never Been Higher

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Last night Gordon Beckham not only made a diving play to start a double play, and keep what could have been the winning run from scoring in the ninth inning, but he also delivered the two out, game-winning single in the 10th.

In other words, Gordon Beckham’s trade value has never been higher than it is right now. Put him on waivers this instant, Rick Hahn. September will be here soon.

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POTD: Nice Catch

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What was more impressive than this man’s catch — which Dayan Viciedo couldn’t make — was the smooth transition he had with his wife afterward. He discreetly handed her the ball while she handed him another ball and he then threw that one back. While I think the throwing the ball back thing is stupid, I respect the hustle.

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