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Major League Baseball commissioner Bud Selig has given every club permission to allow one player to wear No. 42 on Jackie Robinson Day on April 15.

Griffey got the ball rolling by contacting Selig with the idea. Then he pulled a hamstring chasing it.

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The players, in turn, gave Selig permission to appear in one photo where it doesn't look like he just sucked a lemon.

The Washington Nationals haven't revealed which player will wear Robinson's number, but every starting pitcher vowed to have his ERA at 42.00.

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I received two e-mails from Turner Broadcasting, inviting me to tune into a conference call tomorrow, where the network will make a major announcement concerning it's baseball telecasts.

I'll end the suspense. Cal Ripken and Tony Gwynn are joining the network as analysts.

Ripken will be the top studio analyst, paired with host Ernie Johnson, for the National League Division Series and Championship Series.

Gwynn will partner with play-by-play announcer Chip Caray on the No. 1 broadcast team. Then he'll eat Caray.

The more people I talk to, the less likely it appears that Ramon Hernandez will be ready to play in the Yankees series that begins Friday. If that's the case, put him on the disabled list and bring up another bat. One with a little pop.

Shameless plug alert: I'll resume my co-hosting gig on "The Anita Marks Show" tomorrow from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on ESPN Radio 1300 and the Mid-Atlantic Sports Network.

Be glad there's no HD.

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