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    The Five Strangest Rules in Baseball

    Major League Baseball's 240-page rule book is the sports version of the tax code—filled with obscurities that few understand. Here is a look at five of the strangest rules that are somehow still on the books.

  • Is This Sports Column Elite?

    For some reason, the sports world has become obsessed with open-ended arguments and questions, from whether Tom Brady is still elite to what Peyton Manning's legacy will be.

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    Vick: I'm Not Competing for Starter Job

    In an interview after training-camp practice this week, Michael Vick spoke with The Wall Street Journal about beginning the third phase of his NFL career at age 34.

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    The Just-Right Running Shoe

    Runners are racing to buy shoes in a middle ground between earlier design trends. The new shoes, which aim to reduce injuries, have level, flexible soles—but some cushion for comfort.

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    Pete Rose on John Fogerty's 'Centerfield'

    Pete Rose, baseball's top hitter, treasures a popular song about the sport by John Fogerty, "Centerfield."

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    The Pitchers Who Drive Ticket Sales the Most

    Masahiro Tanaka, Justin Verlander and Jeff Samardzija all increased ticket sales on StubHub by at least 60% in the home games where they were starting.

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    The Champion of the Cheap Home Run

    Jose Abreu has been a revelation in his first season with the Chicago White Sox—but nearly half of his home runs have barely gotten out.

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    Derek Jeter's place on Major League Baseball's all-time hits list. Entering Tuesday, the New York Yankees shortstop had 3,420 hits, 10 shy of Honus Wagner for sixth, having passed Carl Yastrzemski on Monday. (Source:

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