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Rays take batting practice against female knuckleballer

  • ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.  — The Tampa Bay Rays have taken batting practice against a female high school knuckleballerEvan Longoria, Jose Molina and David Price hit against 17-year-old Chelsea Baker from Durant High School in nearby Plant City. They did it before Monday night's game against Pittsburgh. Tampa Bay manager Joe Maddon met Baker recently at an awards ceremony and invited her to Tropicana Field. Maddon says the junior who plays on her school's baseball team was outstanding and has a knuckleball that "moves nicely."Baker admitted that she was intimidated at first, but had a "gr夜网论坛eat time" while pitching from about 10 feet in front of the mound and behind a protective screen. She displayed good control, but did hit Longoria in the back with a pitch. Molina swung and missed a couple of times, and Price hit a hard line drive up the middle.Baker says the late major league knuckleballer Joe Niekro taught her to throw the fluttering pitch about 10 years ago.[......]

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    Examining the cancer that killed Tony Gwynn

  • Tony Gwynn broke every mold.A heavy guy with terrible knees, he was a base-stealing, batting title-winning Hall of Famer, and he died this week at 54. He’d spent the last four years fighting parotid cancer, and while his smokeless tobacco habit has been extensively eyeballed as the cause, there’s no definitive evidence linking the two. Gwynn had none of the risk factors for parotid cancer — he hadn’t been exposed to radiation, asbestos, or rubber manufacturing, he wasn’t a miner, and he wasn’t elderly. Make no mistake — smokeless tobacco is absolutely linked to other oral cancers, pancreatic cancer, and a variety of horrible oral lesions even more disgusting than the tobacco itself.MORE: Gwynn's legacy | Memorable images 夜网论坛 That's your parotid, and there's important stuff under there. (Source: docstock.com)The parotid gland is the largest of the salivary glands and sits on either side of your face over the angle of your jaw. It makes saliva, plus enzymes that begin the breakdown of starches. The problem with the parotid is the number of very important, very complicated, very necessary structures that run through it. Among them, the external carotid artery and the facial nerve, which is responsible for facial expressions, taste and bossing several glands around. Given Gwynn’s history of surgery for several non-cancerous parotid growths, and radiation and surgery for his parotid cancer, it’s not hard to see the origin of his complications. He temporarily lost his smile[......]

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