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SnakeBytes 5/13: Hotlanta Edition

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Another series, another sweep.  How are you doing this morning?  Full of baseball ennui?  Well, here's a bunch of links to cheer you up!

Recaps and Diamondbacks News

Game Wrapup | dbacks.com: News

Manny Ramirez makes Diamondbacks pay - latimes.com

[FoxSportsArizona.com] D-Backs can't get their Manny
Former St. Mary’s High and ASU standout Ethier said he was “surprised and shocked” to be put on base in front of Ramirez. It is usually the other way – Ramirez has received 214 intentional walks in his career. “That’s the first time its happened in the two years we've been with Manny,” Ethier said.

D-Backs, Johnson hit together, slump together

Arizona Diamondbacks catchers feeling bullpen heat, too
The Diamondbacks' catchers are searching for bullpen answers along with everyone else.

Upcoming Series vs. Braves

Braves sweep Brewers, then leave town in style | Atlanta Braves
MILWAUKEE -- When Braves manager Bobby Cox and his coaches changed into unimaginably bold zoot suits, fedoras and patent-leather shoes Wednesday afternoon for

Braves attendance is up. Why is that, you think? | Atlanta Braves
The Braves have only played 12 games at home this season – entering a seven-game home stand that opens on Friday at Turner Field. But so far the returns in

News from Around the League

Phillies Accused of Using Illegal Methods to Steal Signs - NYTimes.com
One of the Phillies’ top rivals is suggesting that they are using underhanded methods to steal signs, something they have been accused of before.

Not your average Berra " Opinion " The Huntsville Item, Huntsville, TX 

Arts, Briefly - Batter Up - Ken Burns’s Follow-Up to ‘Baseball’ - NYTimes.com
In September PBS will broadcast a new documentary, "The Tenth Inning," directed by Mr. Burns and Lynn Novick.

[Examiner.com] Eric Byrnes not really working for the Brooklyn Cyclones
“Eric Byrnes is not actually volunteering with the Cyclones and sharing an office with me for no pay so that we can plug him in as a ringer on our office softball team. Some people took the joke a little too literally,” wrote Dave Campanaro, the Director of Communications for the Cyclones, in the updated blog entry.

Eric Byrnes turns the page
Eric Byrnes is back in the lineup as an everyday player. Every Wednesday, anyway. Byrnes is the starting left fielder for the Dutch Goose, a slow-pitch softball team. He went 2 for 3 with 4 RBI in last night's victory.

Selig Defends Baseball's Record On Minority Hiring : NPR
Baseball commissioner Bud Selig is ignoring calls to move next year's All-Star game from Phoenix because of Arizona's new immigration law.

 MLB commissioner Bud Selig on Texas Rangers sale: 'I'm concerned' - ESPN Dallas
Baseball commissioner Bud Selig emphasized his concern about the proposed sale of the Texas Rangers not being completed: That that needs to be completed as expeditiously as possible -- underscoring, underlining expeditiously.