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Just My Type
Dan Patrick
July 26, 2010
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July 26, 2010

Just My Type

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Batty Idea

Tony Gwynn, who is now the coach at San Diego State, recently turned 50. I asked the eight-time batting champ if he could hit .240 for the Padres. "I doubt it," he told me. "I could probably swing the bat, but I couldn't run to first. Rickey Henderson used to tell a joke that I would do the hitting and he would do the running. If I could do that, then maybe it'd be a little different."

Just Win, Baby

Tony La Russa, who has managed five All-Star Games, told me he'd like the midsummer classic to get back to its more competitive roots. "I understood where adding the prize of home field advantage [in the World Series] was coming from, because it was becoming way too much of an exhibition. The friends that I have that manage this game share this: It doesn't make any difference that we're playing for home field. We want to just win for our league. To jazz the guys on the other side."

Line of the week

Golf Channel anchor Rich Lerner on the Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews, which features six different tracks: "When the one that's called the New Course is a century old, then you know the Old Course is damn old."

Now Hear This

Listen to the podcasts at danpatrick.com/interviews

1. Bob Costas on major league baseball's All-Star Game.

2. Actor Don Cheadle discusses playing ball with movie stars.

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