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Wednesday’s Morning Mashup

06.09.10 at 8:35 am ET

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MLB: Red Sox at Indians, 7:05 p.m. (NESN, WEEI)


‘™¦ David Whitley at AOL FanHouse looks at evidence unveiled this week of Pete Rose allegedly using corked bats — owners of game-used Rose bats recently had them X-rayed — and requests an asterisk for Rose’s career hits record.

‘™¦ Jeff Passan at Yahoo!Sports looks at the dominating debut of Nationals pitcher Stephen Strasburg, who fanned 14 Pirates and got the win.

‘™¦ Mark Cannizzaro in the New York Post writes about the disharmony at Jets camp, even with the return of cornerback Darrelle Revis, who isn’t happy with contract negotiations.

‘™¦ Chris Dufresne in The Los Angeles Times looks at “The dark side of the UCLA basketball dynasty” in the person of Sam Gilbert, a booster who counseled player during the John Wooden era and allegedly committed NCAA violations in the process, eventually helping to land the program on probation a few years after Wooden retired.

ON THIS DAY TRIVIA: On June 9, 1980, the Celtics traded two first-round draft picks to the Golden State Warriors and received a player and a first-round draft pick. Which two players did the Celtics end up with?

QUOTE OF THE DAY: “Every shot I took I felt like it was a good shot. For me, I always think it’s going to go in. It was frustrating. We were like one, two points back, just a play here or there could have made the difference.” ‘€” Celtics guard Ray Allen, after his 0-for-13 shooting performance in Tuesday night’s NBA finals Game 3

STAT OF THE DAY: 2,777 ‘€” Innings pitched by Tim Wakefield in his Red Sox career, moving him past Roger Clemens into the top spot in team history

‘NET RESULTS: One fan’s musical tribute to Red Sox shortstop Marco Scutaro.

An adult Mets fan reaches out and steals a ball intended for a kid so that he can give it to his kid. Another ball later was given to the kid who missed out the first time.

TRIVIA ANSWER: Robert Parish and first-round draft pick Kevin McHale

SOOTHING SOUNDS: Jackie Wilson, who died in 1984, was born on this day in 1934.