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Friday Five: Grab bag

We're cheating today. No actual discussion-generating list. Rather, let's use today to catch up on a number of items.

1. The Yankees. They lost their makeup game in Baltimore, their second straight defeat to the O's, and now it's onto Anaheim, starting a three-game series tonight against the Angels, a team that's actually playing for something.

Derek Jeter said, in the story by...

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Friday Five, Part II: Worst owners

Can't really do the best owners (see here) without doing the worst, too, right? Wouldn't be balanced.

Besides, there'll be no Friday Five a week from now, so we'll do two today.

We'll start from the flat-out worst and work our way back towards the best, relatively speaking:

30. FRANK McCOURT, Los Angeles Dodgers

This is an easy one. Despite decent on-the-field results...

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Fred Wilpon, David Einhorn, the Astros and Jose Reyes

David Einhorn, left, and Fred Wilpon take in

(Credit: David Pokress)

Greetings from Cooperstown, where I haven't been since...less than a month ago. It's a little quieter now, compared to induction weekend. For one thing, there isn't a security guard stationed at the entrance to the Otesaga. 

Maybe there should be, though. When you think about it, there's got to be more collective wealth, easily, in 30 team owners than there were in 50 Hall of Fame players.


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