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AJ Pierzynski, Scott Podsednik, Jermaine Dye, Jon Garland, Ozzie Guillen, Tim Raines, Harold Baines and Kenny Williams participated in a skills competition for an upcoming episode of the Golf Channel's Big Break. The results of the competition are a closely guarded secret, but I can tell you that the players beat the coaches in the signature glass breaking competition.

it's in the hole!
Cinderella story. Outta nowhere. A former right fielder...

Reality shows appear to be the new 'I'm going to Disney World' moment for World Series Champions. Last year the Red Sox filmed an episode of Queer Eye for the Straight Guy during spring training.

Eventually the 25th man on the defending World Champs will be determined by popular vote after they are forced to eat pig testicles, sing Celine Dion songs, and spit sunflower seeds for both distance and accuracy. The final decision will be made live on TV, with the last player cut handing in his jock strap and forced to walk to the team's AAA affiliate. The winner will receive a spot on the roster for the entire year, even if he proves that he sucks throughout the course of the year. Come to think of it, Timo Perez may have been the winner in an un-aired pilot of this show.

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From the mailbag...

In July of last summer, my college roommate, who is a Cubs' fanatic, signed a contract that he would get a White Sox tattoo if they won it all, and assures me, even now, that he will go through with it. I'm only waiting to decide the location of the tattoo, which I also get to choose. Any suggestions?
-- Patrick, Gurnee, Ill.
Yeah, I've got a suggestion, his forehead.
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In the continuing Ozzie vs. A-Rod story, it now appears that Ozzie is the one kissing butts.

"He didn't have to accept it the way he did because he could have come back and said stuff about me and whatever he wanted to," Guillen said. "That shows everyone why I apologized to him in the beginning because he's a class act and brings a lot to the game, on and off the field, and I really appreciate the way he handled it."