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TV Timeout: Diamond In The Rough?

Published in On The Ground on 08 / 25 / 14

Mavericks Owner Mark Cuban said of MLB, “What’s worked for baseball other than steroids and home run derbies because of it? You just can’t look and say, ‘This is a growth sport.’ You can’t say that people enjoy it more” ( “The Dan Patrick Show,...

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