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Go Jonny Go

Jonny If Rays outfielder Jonny Gomes ran as fast to first base as he does to brawls, the guy would have more infield hits that Ichiro. Ever notice how fast Gomes arrives whenever punches are being thrown? And it doesn't matter where on the field -- pitcher's mound, second base, wherever. He wasn't even in the lineup last night and he almost got to the mound before Coco Crisp did.

Some day a team is going to trade for Gomes and the other GM is going to say, "We hated to give up our top pitching prospect, but we needed a guy with a little right-handed pop and someone who can apply the figure-four leg-lock in a fight. Now we think we have the missing piece to put us over the top.''

[Last modified: Monday, June 14, 2010 2:41pm]


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