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Feeling hungry? How about this foodie baseball lineup:

C: Rick Sweet (former Mariner)

1B: Mike Lamb

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2B: Cookie Rojas

SS: Rabbit Maranville

3B: Home Run Baker

OF: Chet Lemon

OF: Candy Maldonado

OF: Chili Davis

DH: Tim Salmon

SP: Eddie Bacon

RP: Sweetbread Bailey

And if this team needs a pinch-hitter, Felix Pie is ready.

Anchor away

Different strokes for different folks, as they say.

So while the upcoming ban of the anchored putting stroke has upset many of the players who use that stroke, Seattle’s Fred Couples seems unfazed and says he’ll just make his putter a bit shorter and not anchor it.

“I don’t think my stroke will be horrible,” Couples told Golfweek. “I’ll still miss 4-footers.”

Let’s play five (innings) wrote that according to a report published Wednesday by researchers at Michigan State University, staying past the fifth inning of 83 percent of baseball games is usually pretty pointless.

Well, duh, say long suffering Mariners fans.

“Pointless, and runless.”

Movin’ on

Unfortunately, we now know what it takes to make Patriots quarterback Tim Tebow an afterthought.

Where did they go?

With little fanfare, Everett suddenly is without a team in the National Lacrosse League, when its franchise seemingly sneaked away to Langley, B.C.

Just what you would expect from the Stealth.

Look who’s talkin’

• Boxer Floyd Mayweather, on criticism that his fights lack drama. “They are just saying that because they want to see me in a toe-to-toe battle and me beat up and I get knocked down, get up and win sorta like a ‘Rocky’ movie.”

• Former NASCAR driver Kyle Petty on current driver Danica Patrick: “The King always had that stupid saying, but it’s true: ‘Lots of drivers can drive fast, but very few drivers can race.’ Danica has been the perfect example of somebody who can qualify better than what she runs. She can go fast, but she can’t race.”

• Bob Molinaro of the Norfolk Virginian-Pilot on the lack of great U.S. men tennis players: “For the first time at Wimbledon in more than 100 years, no U.S. man has reached the third round of the singles competition. Come back, Andy Roddick; all is forgiven.”

Greener pastures

Noosa Beach, one of the greatest horses in Emerald Downs history, will be honored Wednesday at the Auburn racetrack in a retirement ceremony.

Which leaves just one question: On which hoof will he wear his gold watch?

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