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A Whole New Ball Game

TIGERS PIN CHAMPIONSHIP HOPES ON YOUNG, FIRST-TIME MANAGER BRAD AUSMUSHe kept hearing the name. Everywhere he went. BradAusmus.How about Brad Ausmus? Dave Dombrowski “had shaken Brad’s hand maybe twice in my life” but suddenly, by everyone’s...
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So long, skipper

He wore a suit, and when baseball managers wear a suit they’re either coming or going. Jim Leyland, suddenly, was going. He sat behind a long table with an expansive view of an empty Comerica Park in front of him, blocked only by a horde of reporters who had...
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Shock heard everywhere

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti When David Ortiz hit his grand slam Sunday night, lightning struck. No. I mean it. Lightning struck. We were sitting on an open-air balcony at an orphanage in Haiti, huddled around a filthy computer screen, and when Ortiz rocketed that ball into...