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FONTANA, CA - MARCH 26:  Actress Molly Ringwald poses in the flagstand during the NASCAR Nationwide Series Royal Purple 300 at Auto Club Speedway on March 26, 2011 in Fontana, California.  (Photo by Jason Smith/Getty Images for NASCAR)
FONTANA, CA - MARCH 26: Actress Molly Ringwald poses in the flagstand during the NASCAR Nationwide Series Royal Purple 300 at Auto Club Speedway on March 26, 2011 in Fontana, California. (Photo by Jason Smith/Getty Images for NASCAR)
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Some things from out there on the interwebs...

The Hardball Times has their top 100 prospects up, with Part 1 (including Mar-TEEN) here and Part 2 here.

Neil Ramirez was pretty awesome last night -- called up to AAA from high-A for a spot start, he threw 6 shutout innings, including 50 strikes in 75 pitches.  Kevin Goldstein is impressed with Ramirez.

Anthony Castrovince has a piece on Alexi Ogando's journey to the Rangers' rotation.

Jason Parks describes what it is like spending spring training in Arizona watching the minor leaguers, in a piece in BP's free section that I'm pretty sure sets a record for the most times using the word "meth" in a BP article.

Also at BP, Joey Matches looks at recent developments in the A.L. West.

Jerry Crasnick thinks the Rangers have the 6th-best group of "up the middle" players in baseball.

Maury Brown writes that MLB revenues have increased five-fold since 1995. 

Rob Neyer thinks, despite all the steroid stuff, Barry Bonds will end up in the Hall of Fame.

Joe Posnanski talks about Manny Ramirez's chances at the Hall of Fame, and notes that the problem with his candidacy (along with that of Bonds, McGwire, and others tainted by PEDs) is that the anti-induction side is more passionate, more forceful, and just plain louder than the pro-induction side.  Some of us may think Manny Ramirez should get in the Hall of Fame, but those who are anti-Manny seem to feel much, much more strongly about it.

Penn and Teller have a new show coming on Discovery Channel.