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5-26-09 Morning RoundUp

By jcfortun Published: May 26, 2009

Could the Rays be cursed in Cleveland? The Indians come-from-behind 11-10 win marked the 14th consecutive time Tampa Bay has dropped a game at The Prog/Jacobs Field.

The midges were unleashed last night (Albeit not as bad as Joba Chamberlain got it). The Seagulls were in attack mode (The guy next to me throwing them food didn't help). The Rays choked up a 10-0 lead.

It sounds like a curse to me.

Or maybe just pitchers who can't throw strikes. The teams combined to walk 19 batters in the game. Indians starter Fausto Carmona walked five in his 1.1 innings. Throwing 61 pitches and allowing five earned runs in the process.

Tampa Bay starter David Price walked five and struck out six in 3.1 innings.

It was three consecutive walks in the bottom of the ninth that helped the Indians score seven runs in the inning to win the game.

Ohio.com game story.

MLB.com game story.

Plain Dealer game story.

Tampa Tribune game story.

MARK DEROSA TRADE RUMORS

Ken Rosenthal reports that DeRosa won't be joining the Milwaukee Brewers, one of the teams thought to have interest in him. 

The Brewers are not pursuing the Indians' Mark DeRosa, according to a major-league source. The Indians want major-league pitching for DeRosa, and the Brewers have little to spare, the source says.

AND SPEAKING OF DEROSA

The baseball blog UmpBump turned to DeRosa's wife Heidi for this week's edition of hot baseball wives.

Click the link to see the former fashion model, just don't let Mark know you were checking out his wife. (It's office safe. I wouldn't post it otherwise.)

POLITICS AND BASEBALL

President Barack Obama's choice of Sonia Sotomayer for the vacant Supreme Court seat could thrill baseball fans.

(You like how I followed objectifying DeRosa's wife with a woman of power? Got to cover all the bases, people.)

The appeals court judge helped end the 1994 baseball strike by ruling against the owners and siding with the players.

She ended a long baseball strike that year, briskly ruling against the owners in favor of the players.

The owners were trying to subvert the labor system, she said, and the strike had “placed the entire concept of collective bargaining on trial.”

After play resumed, The Philadelphia Inquirer wrote that by saving the season, Judge Sotomayor joined forever the ranks of Joe Dimaggio, Willie Mays, Jackie Robinson and Ted Williams. The Chicago Sun-Times said she “delivered a wicked fastball” to baseball owners and emerged as one of the most inspiring figures in the history of the sport.

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