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Joined at the Hip
We Are Not Making This Up
A major league player, who shall remain anonymous to spare him tremendous embarrassment, commenting on the chances of Washington, D.C., being awarded an expansion franchise in the National League: "The league can't give Washington a team. It already has two teams—Baltimore and Seattle."
Comic Relief Pitcher
The Wild Ones, Revisited
For the second straight week, the wild pitch of the week belongs to a Phillie—but not to Jason Grimsley, who had four wild pitches in one game on April 15. The honor goes to Pat Combs, who allowed a run to score when he fired a pitch over the head of catcher Darren Daulton while intentionally walking Chicago's Gary Scott on April 17. "I've been in baseball for 20 years," said Phillie manager Nick Leyva. "I've never seen that before."
By the Numbers
? Baltimore first baseman Glenn Davis committed three errors in one game on April 18. He was charged with a fourth error in the game a day later, when the official scorer in Milwaukee changed an earlier call. That enabled Davis to tie a league record held by three others for most errors in a game by a first baseman.
?Pirate shortstop Jay Bell had five sacrifice bunts in his first 11 games. He led the major leagues with 39 sacrifice bunts last year.