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Cindy: Baseball? Bah, Humbug

Nebraska's Chad Christensen (2), home plate umpire Pat Spieler and Nebraska third base coach Will Bolt (6) signal a safe call for Richard Stock (39) sliding past Illinois catcher Kelly Norris-Jones in the third inning of an NCAA college baseball game Saturday in Lincoln, Neb. (AP Photo/The Journal-Star, Ted Kirk)

On her Facebook wall, Cindy writes: “The only thing worse than watching Major League Baseball is a root canal. Unless they offer nitrous oxide. Then I'll take the root canal.” Dunno about you, but I (heart) Major League Baseball. I've followed it and the San Francisco Giants since I was 8 in 1958. Even pay $20 to, so I can listen to any ballgame I want while puttering in my home office. How about you?

Question: Are you a true blue fan like DFO or are you an unbeliever like Super Sub Cindy?

MLBaseball Embraces EyeBlack

EyeBlack owner Peter Beveridge is seen posing outside of a football helmet while wearing EyeBlack patches in Rockville, Md. After starting the company in his mother's basement, EyeBlack now has a license with Major League Baseball, has secured the services of a range of NFL players and has patches available with logos from more than 400 collegiate programs around the country. The company sold more than six million patches last year. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Question: Have you ever worn EyeBlack?

Jackson Wants All-Stars To Speak Out

Raul Cordero, left, and Jorge Mandez protest Arizona's immigration law SB1070 outside of Chase Field before the Home Run Derby for the MLB All-Star baseball game Monday in Phoenix. The Rev. Jesse Jackson is urging baseball's All-Stars to speak out against the Arizona immigration law. Story here. (AP Photo/Matt York)

Question: Should Major League Baseball all-stars, especially Hispanic ones, heed Rev. Jesse Jackson's call to speak out against the Arizona immigration law?

Bonds Guilty On 1 Of 4 Charges

Former baseball player Barry Bonds arrives at federal court as a jury deliberates perjury charges against him on Wednesday in San Francisco. Bonds was found guilty of one count of obstructing justice but the jury couldn't reach a verdict on the question of whether Bonds had lied about never knowingly using steroids during his career. New York Times story here. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)

Question: Now that Barry Bonds has been found guilty of obstructing justice (but not three counts of lying about knowingly using steroids), should he be elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame?

Jury Deliberates Barry Bonds Case

Barry Bonds supporter Allen Jones waits outside of a federal courthouse for the verdict in the Bonds' perjury trial, Friday, in San Francisco. A jury is now deliberating the perjury case involving Bonds' suspected use of banned substances to enhance his baseball performance during his playing days. Story here. (AP Photo/ Paul Sakuma)

Question (if you're following the Barry Bonds' perjury case): Do you think Major League Baseball home run king Barry Bonds is guilty? Do you want to see him go to jail if he is?

Ex-Mariner Walks Away From $12M

Okay, Gil Meche hasn't been great since signing a big contract with the Kansas City Royals. But not many players would feel so badly about their performance that they would walk away from a guaranteed $12 million. Meche announced last week he will retire, giving up the payday due on the last year of his deal. Meche has always been known for his integrity, according to The New York Times, but this move left the baseball world stunned. Meche said he just didn't like the idea of not earning his keep/Greg Wilson, NBC Washington. More here. (AP file photo) H/T: Bent

Question: Could you walk away from $12 million, if you were unable to perform to earn it?

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D.F. Oliveria is a columnist and blogger for The Spokesman-Review. Print Huckleberries is a past winner of the Herb Caen Memorial Column contest by the National Association of Newspaper Columnists. The Readership Institute of Northwestern University cited this blog as a good example of online community journalism.

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