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Link Dump 3/8: Bonds, South Africa and Kendall's wife

I'm at my parents' house in Alabama this week. I'm bored. I'll try one of these Daily Link Dump Diaries. What the heck. Oh yes...and Happy Birthday, Sharon!

Yesterday, the lost to the White Sox in spring training action. Personally, spring training games do nothing for me unless I'm actually there. Kind of like minor league games.

As we have since his passing, the A's remembered Kirby Puckett.

Also in that AP notes article, Justin Duchscherer was hit on his throwing shoulder by a line drive from Charles Thomas while pitching a simulated game, but he appears to be a-OK.

Keith Ginter is more relaxed this year. He could also be heading to Miami to take Pokey Reese's spot in the infield.

Other than that, it's been pretty quiet in camp.

Obviously the big story non-A's related is the excerpt printed in this week's Sports Illustrated of the book Game of Shadows, which details Barry Bonds' steroid use.

Ray Ratto says this revelation will change nothing. Mark Purdy says it's time for Bonds to go. And although secret ASian man had an interesting argument with some Bonds apologists, Tim Kawakami says those in Bonds' corner are getting quieter.

Here's a piece on South Africa's WBC team, led by longtime A's scout and new Vancouver Canadians manager Rick Magnante. Guess it isn't surprising they won't be doing that smallball thing.

The United States beat Mexico 2-0. Watching that game, it was cool to see Team USA taking this as seriously as the Latin American fans, even if American fans might not as much.

What if you woke up one day, stepped outside to get the newspaper, and saw Jason Kendall's wife? What would you do?

Come to think of it, what would I do? And how did I do with this Link Dump? <smiles, gives puppy dog eyes>

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