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David Newhan quickly resurfaced after failing to call into The Anita Marks Show on ESPN Radio 1300 for Wednesday's scheduled segment. Newhan, who blamed poor cell reception, sent fruit cut in the shape of flowers and held in a baseball-shaped vase to the studio, along with his apologies. What a great guy.

He also made sure to call today.

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More on the Brian Roberts bobblehead mix-up: The Orioles were sent samples of the doll, which met their approval. You've probably seen them in advertisements. But the others, which I'm told will be destroyed, for those of you hoping to obtain one as a souvenir, didn't quite look the same. One member of the organization says they look like smurfs.

Though having to wait longer to get one, fans actually benefit from the mistake. Now more people will receive them. There's no age restriction.

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That's me, always looking on the bright side.

The Yankees are expected to sign former Orioles pitcher Sidney Ponson on Friday. But you already knew that if you're a regular reader of this blog.

Yankees general manager Brian Cashman told reporters today that the deal "made sense, compared to everything else that was available to us."

I have to admit, Brandon Fahey plays a better left field than I anticipated.

So who got the better end of the Nationals-Reds trade today?

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