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You know, last night's Spurs/Lakers game isn't going to help the NBA rebut those who claim that the league is rigged, and that the commissioner's office is trying to set up a Lakers/Celtics finals.  Pretty egregious no-call on an obvious foul on Brent Barry at the end of the game.

Evan Grant notes that the Rangers lead the league in homers, sac bunts, sac flies, and stolen base percentage, something that no A.L. team has done over a full season since the DH was introduced.  Personally, I could do without the sac bunts, but the rest of those items are awfully nice...

Ian Kinsler, incidentally, is on pace to steal over 40 bases this season, and has yet to be caught.  Since the start of the 2007 season, he's attempted 40 steals, and been caught only twice.

We are now a third of the way through the season, and the Rangers are at .500.  A third of the way through the 2007 season, the Rangers were 19-33. 

Kevin Millwood is going to start on Friday, although it isn't clear yet who will go down to make room for him.  Doug Mathis is the obvious choice, but he's impressed the coaching staff and may stick around in a middle relief role, which would make Kam Loe or Josh Rupe the optioned one.

Gil LeBreton doesn't get the move of Hank Blalock to first base, and discusses the various ramifications.