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Who's Hot / Who's Not
Edited by KOSTYA KENNEDY AND GENE MENEZ
April 24, 2006
Who's Hot Travis Hafner Indians slugger's hitting .356 and crushing homers (seven). Sweeter, still: He's got his own candy bar, a crispy chocolate thang called Pronk (Hafner's nickname; it melds project and donkey). Said Hafner, who gave away Pronk bars in the clubhouse, "It is the best candy bar I have ever had."
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April 24, 2006

Who's Hot / Who's Not

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Who's Hot

Travis Hafner
Indians slugger's hitting .356 and crushing homers (seven). Sweeter, still: He's got his own candy bar, a crispy chocolate thang called Pronk ( Hafner's nickname; it melds project and donkey). Said Hafner, who gave away Pronk bars in the clubhouse, "It is the best candy bar I have ever had."

Devils
Hotter than where their namesake dwells. New Jersey had won 10 straight through Sunday to threaten the rival Rangers for the division title. Center Scott Gomez (left) on the team's surge to the playoffs: "Guys kind of got that Game 7 mentality."

Derrek Lee
How're these numbers? A .353 batting average, 10 RBIs, his Cubbies at 7-4 and-oh, yes-a four-year, $56.25 million contract extension. "I like it here," said the enriched first sacker. "I want to be on that team that wins a world championship ... and sees the city go crazy."

Bull Riders
Hang on, they're moving fast. Pro Bull Riders, which just opened offices in Australia, Brazil, Canada and Mexico, landed a deal with Fox to air events on NFL Sundays. It also has an NBC deal.

Who's Not

Dewon Brazelton
Padres fans are just hoping their team will leave home without him. The righthander got shelled for eight runs by the Marlins, dropping his career road record to 0-16. Said a glum Brazelton before he got booted from San Diego's rotation, "All I need is one good start to turn things around."

Canucks
Colder than their namesakes' homeland in winter. Onetime Cup hopefuls lost six of their last eight to miss the playoffs and top defenseman Ed Jovanovski (right) may leave as a free agent. Said coach Marc Crawford, "We've been humbled."

Steve McNair
A sad ending in Nashville? The Titans still won't let their alltime passing leader train at their facility (the team fears he'll get hurt and it will be liable for his $23.46 million contract), and McNair's heir may soon be apparent: Tennessee plans to take a quarterback with the draft's third pick.

Dog Rangers
Texas's big off-season imports- OF Brad Wilkerson (batting .185) and pitchers Kevin Millwood (5.50 ERA) and Adam Eaton (hand surgery)-may turn wunderkind G.M. Jon Daniels gray at 28.

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