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Rock The Bells 2012 Lineup


Rock The Bells 2012 Lineup
On Thursday, Guerilla Partnership organised a media meeting to expose the 2012 Stone the Alarms collection, and it's a great one. Headlining functions Missy Elliot, Timbaland and Cuboid Thugs-N-Harmony will execute along with Wiz Khalifa, Kid Cudi, Nas, J. Cole and Mac Burns.

Lupe Fiasco's name also seems to be on the festival's leaflet, but on Thursday day (May 16), the Chi-Town lyricist tweeted that despite what was produced, he would not be present this season. "Not doing Stone The Bellz...thats a misprint fam and buddies...," he had written.

For once in nine decades, Stone the Alarms will increase its daylong celebration to two times. The first display will take position Aug 18 at the NOS Activities Heart in San Bernardino, Florida. Last seasons three-stage installation pressured lovers to select between their preferred functions, who would often execute as well. "We had quite a few problems about Mobb Deeply lovers having to select between Mobb Deeply and Nas," Guerilla Partnership leader Alter Weisberg said as an example. "We tried to provide three levels, but it didn't perform out. So the correction? Two levels, two times, one occurrence."

RTB will hit the Coastline Amphitheatre in Hill View, Florida, on Aug 25 and 26 and then the PNC Financial institution Artistry Heart in Holmdel, New Nj, on Sept 1 and 2. Coincidentally, the Eastern Shore show comes on the very same few days as Jay-Z's lately declared Created in The united states multi-genre songs celebration in Chicago. Hov guarantees close to 30 modern functions in the areas of stone, hip-hop, R&B, Latina and flow songs. The Created in The united states collection hasn't been declared yet, but already, the RTB expenses is vine ripened with different rap ability. 2 Chainz, Tyga, Kendrick Lamar, Smooth John, E-40, Too Short and A$AP Rugged will all be present.

The announcement event wrapped up with performances by DJ Quik and Bone Thugs, who took the stage and rocked a few of their many classics, leaving fans ready for the main course this summer. Fans should checkRockTheBells.net for venue and ticket information.
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Dodgers Triple Play


Dodgers Triple Play
The San Paul Padres will increasing any questions over an umpire’s brought up hands, even if the response provided to a multiple perform.

Infielder Pursuit Headley said the Padres have converted the site on the unusual cycle of activities Saturday that ran the Padres out of a tie activity in the top of the 9th against Los Angeles. The Dodgers won 5-4 in the end 50 percent of the 9th.

With Headley on first and Yonder Alonso on second, God Guzman squared to bunt. But the tennis ball traveled the world great and limited, producing Guzman to returning away from the message and have it unintentionally reach his bat.

Plate umpire Dale Scott brought up his hands in a reactionary style as he supported away from the perform, which briefly puzzled Alonso and Headley, who believed Scott was showing a nasty tennis ball. Scott then signaled reasonable tennis ball, resulting in the simple multiple perform.

On Wednesday, Significant Group Football admitted in a declaration the contact by Scott was appropriate, but said the expert umpire’s aspects were not.

“At little time did the umpire vocally destroy the perform on the area,” said Chris Woodfork, mature v. p. of baseball functions who manages umpiring. “After examining the whole scenario following the experience, the umpire understands his hands were in an overstated in place overall look just like a contact that would indicate a deceased tennis ball.

“While we all acknowledge that it was a reasonable tennis ball that did not hit the mixture, the umpire identifies that the appropriate auto mechanic was not implemented as he tried to prevent the catcher.”

That was a excellent enough description for Headley.

“The contact finished up being the right contact,” Headley said as he sat in the club before Wednesday evening's activity against the Co Rockies. “We did get the nasty tennis ball contact — we believed we saw the nasty tennis ball indication. But that was such a crazy perform.”
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CJ Wilson $100 Million Over Six Generations From The Marlins


CJ Wilson met with editors in the last period in the party of the location here and said he thought he might have been wearing a Nevada Marlins normal next duration of year.

In the end, Wilson went home — switching down nearly $100 million over six generations from the Marlins, according to his agent, Bob Garber.

Said Wilson: “The Marlins were such a highly effective offer I might not have completed up in Anaheim unless things came together the other day the way they did.”

Wilson will get a five-year, $77.5 million deal from Anaheim — but only after thinking long and hard about the Marlins.

One team source said the Marlins’ offer was in the high-$80-million range, but the source did not specify if that was the original or modified offer. Ken Rosenthal, who also spoke to Garber, reported the Marlins were willing to go as high as $100 million.

“If it was about the money, I’d be a Florida Marlin,” Wilson said.

“The Marlins were really the front runner in a lot of ways. They presented the best financial situation and really the most freedom in lot of ways as well,’’ he said.

When Garber called the Marlins this morning to deliver the news, the Marlins continued their full-court press.

“They didn’t want to close the door,” Garber said. “There were six figures on the table and he turned down a lot of money to play for his hometown team. Six years guaranteed. This (Anaheim) is 5 years guaranteed.

“He feels he will be healthy at 35 and he can come out and get another big contract. He wanted to go back home. The person who made it hardest was Jeffrey Loria. He was fantastic.”

Loria, the Marlins’ owner, said he doesn’t blame Wilson for following his heart.

“It’s quite understandable – a gifted young California guy wants to be near his home,’’ Loria said.
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Gene Simmons And Shannon Tweed Finally Married


After 28 years together, Gene Simmons and Shannon Tweed finally got married yesterday in Beverly Hills.

Among the nearly 400 guests were Hugh Hefner, Bill Maher and members of KISS ... Paul Stanley, who was at the wedding.

We wore Tweed said 2.5 million dollars of diamonds for the first dance ... and that does not include an engagement ring. Michael Raven's handmade jewelry - which included 13 songs, the bride and bridal party, consisting of $ 420,000 earrings necklaces and bracelets.

The couple has two children - Nick, 22, and Sophie, 19 - were also there with Sophie serves as maid of honor.
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Colorado Rockies At MLB Opening Day


Colorado Rockies At MLB Opening Day: Several years (almost the first decade and a half), the opening day was the best time for fans hope Colorado Rockies.

Of course, with the start of the 2011 season today at 14:00 MDT on optimism for the Rockies is still a mile high in Denver, but the Rox requires less blind faith of fans.

These Rockies are a great way to compete for the crown first NL West Division, set to position itself in the playoffs for the third time in five years.

These Rockies are in charge of his beloved manager Jim Tracy, a class act who really cares about his players and be the first and the second winner.

Tracy is a rare kind of coach who can look beyond the mass of all contracts and see into the soul of millionaires. He knows how to motivate and communicate with them.

These Rockies are fortunate to have Troy Tulowitzki and Gonzalez Carlo threading in their purple stripes on the left side of the field.

Tulo and cargo competing for MVP last season, and one could steal the trophy and the show in 2011.

And both have signed to play the Rocky Mountains, until 2017, there is no doubt that one of the stars take home in Colorado after the first MVP Larry Walker in 1997.

These Rockies met with the best young talent, but their two grizzly bear, veterans of the team to maintain the line.

Todd Helton, "Mr. Rocky" is back and he says he is in the best shape in years, while Jason Giambi hopes to be useful again in his fill-in and a pinch hitting roles.

These Rockies are rapidly cargo Dexter Fowler, Eric Young, Jr. and Jonathan Herrerra and Colorado will be more aggressive on the base paths.

These Rockies pitching, starting and bullpen.

Ubaldo Jimenez expected Top 20 victories this season after ruins after the All Star break in 2010. Other inputs, Jorge de la Rosa, Jhoulys Chacin, Jason Hammel and Jhoulys Chacin, everyone brings their own specialties, Fireball throwing things plain nasty.

And the bull pen, Matt Belisle, Rafael Betancourt and Matt Reynolds to be strong, while Huston Street is expected to recover from his injuries in a complete form in 2009, 2010.

These Rockies will be good, they can even be big and they will make the playoffs again in October.

The potential is there for Colorado to win the division, even if it means for the World Series champion Giants and the depth of their launch, it's all up to the Rocky Mountains to what is actually going.

Monforts opened the wallet and used Buku dollars for the first time ever, the pieces are in place, no more excuses.
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Philadelphia Phillies 2011


Philadelphia Phillies 2011: In life, we can never really know what could have been. We can only know what it is.
So all we really know the Philadelphia Phillies 2011, now that Opening Day is finally here, is that four of the most dominant pitchers start in life by chance in line to start about 132 of their 162-game of the year.

But there is a subplot what would happen if this story is beyond comprehension. And it starts with a question almost everyone asked last year at this time, but almost no one question now:

Suppose that as early as December 2009, the Phillies had never been traded Cliff Lee?

It is still a question that gnaws at the innards of the CEO that has been exchanged, Ruben Amaro Jr. Sixteen months later, GM still does not know "if it was the right decision or the wrong move," said said.

Well, it was probably the wrong move on a million levels, despite the logic that motivated. But - cue the "Twilight Zone" soundtrack - without moving, it never happens again.

This rotation does not exist, not in this form of stars, at least. We can only guarantee it.

When you look back and reconstruct the probable sequence of events that made this rotation together, everything becomes clear. The "bad" moves, it moves the Phillies probably never had to do, triggered all the right moves that followed.

It 'started with the domino topple. He created a single point to connect the next point, which concerns all the other points.

"There are many different scenarios that could have been made," said Amaro now. "We talked about this [the office] all the time. We are not Roy Oswalt, and we do not Cliff Lee, if it works exactly the way it did. Honestly, I think. We have the opportunity or if you're smart, you could not tell . But luck probably more cunning. "

Well, whatever, never was a kind of master plan to bring all these together have. GM never wake up one morning and decides it would be fun to go and collect all the Cy Young award winners in North America.

Sometimes stuff just happens in life, because one thing leads to the next thing. And that's gone here.

Because Roy Halladay soon became available when the Phillies made an attempt too short to see what it would take to get Lee signed long term. And that led to a second abrupt decision - to trade Lee to Seattle.

Second, because Lee was gone, the Phillies actually released in July and tried to reach an agreement to bring it back. But because it bid for Texas, which turned around and traded out Oswalt.

And finally, everything was closed when Lee hit free agency during the winter and decided he wanted to be part of the Phearsome Phoursome - or what we call the rotation this week.

How all these pieces come from assembling the way it did? Well, accidents happen. He was one of them.

"We are very lucky," Amaro said that the ball just kind of rolled the right way. "

But there are many more nuances to the trajectory that the ball went. And without each of them, you can not find a "R2C2" shirt hanging on a rack in a shop sporting goods manufacturers in Philly.

So let's start with this question: A year and a half ago, Amaro and his front office to kick off this chain of events is completely wrong interpretation of what Lee wanted to stay in Philadelphia, in the first place?

GM now admits that, obviously, they did.

"But I'm worried," he says, "and why we moved so quickly was that [the Blue Jays GM Alex Anthopoulos] wanted to make a move Roy [Halladay]. And I do not want to miss the boat there. It 'been very stressful and vulnerable time because I wanted to be Cliff Lee. But we had the opportunity to acquire what we thought was the best pitcher in baseball [Halladay]. And I heard not want to lose. "

In retrospect, Amaro said, probably would not have been such a frenzy - the organization of trade (import Halladay) and line up the second (export Lee) at the same time. But he also had a timing issue.

He had a good feeling, if I could sign Halladay traded for him. It was not so sure that would never sign Lee. So, Amaro feared that if I waited, when he had fully explored whether it would be possible to keep Lee, Halladay would have disappeared.

So all these months later, the man who made the bids is often a reflection of what might have been if he had sent Halladay kept Lee and then found out Lee was out of your price range. Then the GM said he was looking for a potential 2011 rotation of Cole Hamels, Kyle Kendrick, who was tried and JA Happ ... uh ... Well, who the hell knows?

Lee would be a free agent. Joe Blanton and Jamie Moyer were also called to become free agents. Thus, the only two entries have been controlled the Phillies - the position of this season, remember - is Hamels and Kendrick.

Instead, he met with the four riders on Blanton.

"I believe" Amaro laughs, "I like it."

Well, who would not? But of course, Amaro always under the assumption that we do not know with certainty to be precise - that Halladay had not acted right, then, do the Blue Jays have turned around and traded elsewhere.

"Without doubt," said Amaro. "I certainly would. Why should not they?" I can not speak for Alex, but I know that Alex was the main objective to get as much talent in his system as he could. And I guess, maybe be wrong, that all should leave enough talent to get this man. "

Now, it is interesting to note that Anthopoulos said he is not 100 percent sure. And it's even more interesting that Halladay, who had a no-trade clause to complete, said Philadelphia was "fairly close to the place that I was ready to go." So, if the agreement had not been prepared Phillies, "I do not think I would have acted," he said.

Bitter, but remain skeptical.

"One would think," he said Halladay, "if it does not come to Philadelphia, there is a situation where he ends up being in New York [Yankees]" - while the Yankees have done their darnedest to make him a multigazillionaire.

OK, maybe. Or maybe not. But even if Halladay had not been exchanged, so it was very interesting man of Trade Rumor again last July. Or does it become a free agent last winter, when Amaro is convinced that its price has approached the gross domestic product of the Netherlands. In other words, the GM said, Cy Halladay would have been a Phillie.

"I do not think there is any possibility," said Amaro. "God knows what will eventually sign a free agent."

As a free agent, he would have taken 60 million over three years - it's the Phillies signed him when they traded for him? Seems almost absurd. But Halladay said: Do not be so sure.

"I had the free will to choose what you want to play," he says, "not a chance to see how much money you can get. ... So more than likely, I pushed pretty hard, if you'd become a free agent , is here. "

Then again, Halladay admits: "It would have been different [if] Cliff should have been here. If he had stayed, would probably have signed a long-term residence of a lot, too. So I do not know what happened."

But Amaro said he knows what would have happened. Although both Lee and Halladay was willing to take the same below-market, five years, 125 million U.S. dollars against Lee decided last winter, there was not enough money in the account Audit Phillies do it twice.

"I can tell you this," Amaro says. "We could not have [the book], both of these guys five [years] times $ 25 [million] -.., and it's at least what I would certainly tell you that"

In other words, in almost any scenario other than that which occurred, chances are that the Phillies would now use both Lee and Halladay fairly close to anyone or anything.

But to say that the miracle happened. Somehow. That they had traded for Halladay in July instead of December. Then there would be no trade for Oswalt. Or say they acted to get Lee in July. Then there would not agree to Oswalt.

"Pretty good plan B," Amaro said, laughing.
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The Washington Nationals

Even if they came out their first playoff appearance in five years, Atlanta Braves have yet to start a new chapter in the franchise plans.
The Washington Nationals will only be happy if you can take a step forward to take the baby to a winning season in the National Capital.

Led by new manager Fredi Gonzalez, Atlanta begins its 2011 season against Washington in the opener of a series of three at Nationals Park.

Braves begin a season without Bobby Cox as manager for the first time since 1989, a year before Cox began his second term with the club. In total, he has managed the franchise in Atlanta for 25 seasons, winning over 2,000 games, five National League pennants and World Series in 1995 before retiring at the end of 2010 season.

Atlanta tried to send Cox in the lead, winning the NL Wild Card to return to the playoffs for the first time since 1995 but was defeated in four games by the San Francisco Giants in the series of National League Division.

Gonzalez was hired Oct. 13 to replace Cox, after being fired by the Marlins in June he spent four seasons on the staff of Cox 2003-06 and was 276-279 during his three and half years with Florida.

Dan Uggla will start at second for the Braves after being acquired from Florida during the offseason and he will add some power to the Atlanta lineup. Uggla has set career records last season with a .287 average, 33 homers and 105 runs in flight, and is the player base only second in MLB history to notch four consecutive seasons of at least 30 circuits.

The acquisition price Uggla Braves All-Star relief utilityman Omar Infante and Mike Dunn and All-Star also moved Martin Prado on the left, while rookie Freddie Freeman is scheduled to start at first.

Not everything is new to Atlanta as Chipper Jones is back in its eighteenth season with the club. Set to turn 39 in April, Jones is trying to recover from surgery on his left knee that ended his season last year, beat 2008 champion and former NL MVP hit .387 in 21 games this spring.

Taking the ball for the Braves in the opening day of the third consecutive season of 37 years Derek Lowe, who finished second in the club last year with 16 victories, but there was a club of 12 actual losses in 33 starts with a 4.00 ERA. The right-hander, however, has won his last five starts of 2010 with a 1.17 ERA before giving up only three points in a pair of defeats in the playoffs.

Nationals Lowe met five times last year, going 2-3 with an ERA of 3.52.

Washington against Livan Hernandez's own veteran, who has 10-12 in 2010 despite a solid 3.66 ERA over 33 starts top clubs. The 36 - year-old also exceeded 200 rounds struck for the 10th time in his 15 seasons.

The right-handed Hernandez, who is preparing to make its debut on the fourth day of the opening for the franchise, went 2-1 with an ERA of 2.35 in five starts against the Braves last season, which makes two points or less four of those outings.

Hernandez tries to get off the Washington office of his right foot after the club posted its fifth straight losing season last year. Even if you avoid a third consecutive 100-loss campaign, people are not ready to above .500 since the club based in Montreal went 83-79 in 2003.

Help is on the way Stephen Strasburg, the first overall pick in 2009, had seen remarkable debut last season that ended prematurely because of an elbow injury that required Tommy John surgery. He should be able to contribute back to full time in 2012, which is also where the top draft pick in 2010 Bryce Harper could be ready for the big leagues.

The two are third baseman Ryan Zimmerman and right fielder Jayson Werth will provide a solid core of Washington. Werth made his debut with the Nats this afternoon after signing a $ 126000000 seven years to address this offseason. He has spent the last four years the Phillies, hitting .296 last season with a career-high 106 passes made during an average of 29 houses and 84 RBI the last three years.

Washington, however, lost first baseman Adam Dunn in free will and replaced by former Adam LaRoche Diamondback after two countries not Derrek Lee and Carlos Pena. LaRoche, who began his career with the Braves, was a career-best-100 RBI a season ago with 25 homers and a .261 average.

The second baseman also include a new look at Danny Espinosa, who is expected to improve the defense that committed 127 errors last season. Center fielder Rick Ankiel, another newcomer, also should help.

Nationals catcher Ivan Rodriguez enters his second season with the club and 14-time All-Star play Thurs 2500 th of his career today.

Washington won the season series in Atlanta last year, surpassing the NL East rival 10:18 times. This led to a victory in six of nine at Nationals Park.
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Brandon Roy Blazers Outlast Nuggets


Brandon Roy Blazers Outlast Nuggets : During a news conference pre-game, Gerald Wallace has recently promised to play, what position do anything and add features that led him to help the Trail Blazers win.

Nicolas Batum fan wearing a shirt made a half court shot in the second quarter to win a brand new Toyota.

And the Blazers, playing a patchwork list because of their trade deadline, has transformed a gritty performance, impressive and unforgettable season Friday night in the Rose Garden.

The Blazers defeated the Denver Nuggets 107-106 in overtime before a raucous sellout crowd at the Rose Garden, climbing to within 3 1/2 games of the Oklahoma City Thunder in the Northwest Division standings.

The Blazers (33-25) suited up just nine players and had no center, but it didn't matter on a surreal night that included a did-that-just-happen performance from Brandon Roy, another rugged night from LaMarcus Aldridge and a host of contributions from every one of the nine available Blazers.

"They played with their hearts tonight," Wallace said after the game in an interview at midcourt. "It gave me the itch. I want to get out there with them."

The Blazers trailed by as many as 11 points in the second half and by six with 2:06 remaining. But Rudy Fernandez and Roy combined to make three three-pointers over the final 39.9 seconds of regulation -- including a game-saving three by Roy with 5.8 seconds left -- to force overtime. And in the extra period, the Blazers, running on fumes, had just enough to win.

The Blazers made just two field goals in overtime, but won the game in the closing seconds with their defense and clutch free throw shooting. After Aaron Afflalo made two tough, clutch shots near the end of overtime to give the Nuggets a 106-104 lead with 1:00 left, the Nuggets (34-26) did not score again.

Wesley Matthews made a free throw with 51.8 seconds left, inching the Blazers to within 106-105, and Fernandez poked the ball away from Raymond Felton on the next possession to set up the game-winning points.

Aldridge, who played an incredible 50 minutes, 55 seconds, was fouled on a drive with 23.1 seconds left and made both free throws to give the Blazers their 107-106 edge. Danilo Gallinari and Afflalo missed two three-pointers in the closing seconds before confetti fell onto the court as the delirious crowd of 20,659 went nuts.

"It's a great win for us," Blazers coach Nate McMillan said. "It really is."

Aldridge played center all night for the short-handed Blazers and finished with 24 points, 14 rebounds and three blocks in a gutsy performance. And Roy showed flashes of his All-Star form, scoring 18 points and collecting five rebounds in more than 24 minutes off the bench. Ten of his points came in the pivotal fourth quarter.

Fernandez, who started at shooting guard in the Blazers' small lineup, had 18 points, six rebounds and five assists, Matthews added 16 points and seven rebounds and Andre Miller nearly had a triple-double.

"We just found a way to execute down the stretch," said Miller, who finished with 18 points, nine rebounds and nine assists.

On a night that featured many incredible moments, few rivaled the effort turned in by Roy. In his second game back after rehabilitation from double knee surgery, Roy entered the game under a 15-minute playing time restriction. He ended up playing 24:18, making 7 of 14 field goals, including 2 of 5 three pointers.

Between the game-saving fourth-quarter shot, a solid defensive effort at the end of regulation on a drive by Ty Lawson and his extended playing time, it was vintage Roy. And it offered hope that his once-shaky career might not be over after all.

"Those guys played a lot of minutes," Roy said. "I told Coach, 'If I have to go over mine, let's do it.'"

The Blazers had just enough man power to overcome a hot night from Gallinari -- who carried the Nuggets for stretches to finish with 30 points and nine rebounds -- and solid games from Wilson Chandler (20 points, six rebounds) and Afflalo (19 points).

"They kept making big shot after big shot," Roy said. "Give them credit."
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Miguel Cabrera Was Arrested in Florida


Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera was arrested in Florida Wednesday night on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol and two counts of resisting an officer without violence. Cabrera, 27, was spotted by a deputy in a car with a smoking engine alongside a road in Fort Pierce. Inside the vehicle, Cabrera smelled of alcohol, had slurred speech and took a swig from a bottle of scotch in front of a deputy, according to the St. Lucie County Sheriff's Office. He refused to cooperate and more deputies were called to the scene.

The arrest occurred about 110 miles southeast of Lakeland, where the Tigers hold spring training. Pitchers and catchers began workouts earlier this week, but position players like Cabrera don't start until Saturday.

"It's hard," said second baseman Carlos Guillen, who is in camp recovering from an injury. "He's a really good friend. I know he was working hard in the winter to have a good season this year."

According to the police report, Cabrera was wandering into the road with his hands up before he was handcuffed. He kept saying, "Do you know who I am? You don't know anything about my problems," and cursed at deputies who tried to get him into a patrol car.

One deputy struck Cabrera in the left thigh several times with his knee after Cabrera pushed into him, causing the ballplayer to fall into the patrol car. Cabrera refused to take a breath test, deputies said.

He was arrested on charges of driving under the influence of alcohol and resisting an officer without violence. He posted $1,350 bond and was released from jail at 7:45 a.m. Thursday.

The news was slow to reach the Tigers' spring training complex, but Guillen, who like Cabrera is from Venezuela, was shaken when he found out.

"I worry about him. He's got a lot of talent," Guillen said. "It's tough for him, for us, for Venezuelans."

Detroit general manager Dave Dombrowski wasn't immediately available for comment.

Cabrera is coming off perhaps his best season. He hit .328 with 38 home runs and 126 RBIs in 2010 and finished second to Josh Hamilton in the American League MVP vote.

In 2009, police said the All-Star first baseman got into a fight with his wife after a night of drinking, right before his team surrendered the American League Central Division title to the Twins.

Dombrowski had to pick up Cabrera at the station after that incident. No charges were filed.

During spring training last year, Cabrera said he was done drinking alcohol after he spent much of the offseason in counseling.

"You guys write in the paper 'alcoholic,' that's not right," he said last March before a spring training workout. "I don't know how to explain, but it's not an alcohol problem."

Cabrera has a home in Boca Raton, about 75 miles south of Fort Pierce. There was no phone listing for him.

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