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Snake Bytes 7/16: All-Star Off Day Blues

The World Cup is over, there are no more all-star festivities to distract us from the lack of baseball. Somehow, I think discussing possible trades might be able to fill the time left until baseball returns.

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Quick Quotes

"What I meant to say was I'm intentionally trying to throw a strike to get him out. It's what I do most of the time, almost all the time," he said. "'Piping one' is the wrong window for that. It really is. If I'm going to get taken to the slaughterhouse for saying a stupid phrase, then I deserve it. What can you do?"

-Adam Wainwright

"It was just a quick reaction," Goldschmidt said. "You just see the ball coming at you, and you try to go get it and make the play. Fortunately, it was within my reach."

-Paul Goldschmidt

"At least this time I got an at-bat."

Miguel Montero

Daily Digest

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A's to Re-examine Building New Park in Oakland

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