Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

T-U 2

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

T-U 2

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In becoming the 18th player in major-league history to throw a perfect game, Mark Buehrle also received an invite on the "Late Show with David Letterman."

Here are highlights from the "Top 10 Things That Went Through Mark Buehrle's Mind During His Perfect Game."

10. I did it! I did it! Oh, wait, it's only the fourth inning.

9. If this doesn't get Kate Hudson to notice me, nothing will.

And ...

1. Maybe I'll give up one hit, so I don't have to appear on Letterman.


Major League Baseball still has about 97 reasons to release the full list of 104 baseball players who tested positive for performance-enhancing drugs during the 2003 season.

The New York Times reported that Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz is on the list.

Ortiz is the seventh player to be leaked from the list, according to Manny Ramirez, Alex Rodriguez, Sammy Sosa, Barry Bonds, David Segui and Jason Grimsley are the others, but that leaves 97 more.

This is a delicate issue, because the players submitted to testing in 2003 with the agreement that the results would be kept confidential.

"This is all kind of pointless to be honest," Red Sox closer Jonathan Papelbon said, according to "What's the point of even talking about [what happened] six years [ago]? That's the way I feel about it. I don't see the point of releasing any names."

Papelbon, a former Bishop Kenny High standout, is probably just sticking up for his teammate, but he's wrong on this one.

The "point of releasing" these names is so baseball doesn't have to endure 90 more front-page stories on newspapers and Web sites.

"Can somebody in baseball, please - we're all begging people - get that stupid list out and move on?" White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen said. …

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