Joel Zumaya of the Detroit Tigers will miss up to 12 weeks with a ruptured tendon in his middle finger. The last time a middle finger kept someone out of action that long, it involved a certain future sportswriter being grounded in junior high.

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David Ortiz says he doesn’t believe steroids helped Barry Bonds chase down Hank Aaron’s all-time home run record. He also hasn’t noticed that he’s the only hitter in the heart of the current Red Sox lineup who hasn’t lost weight since 2004.

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