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Outside The Confines: The rotten apple

A look at how the A’s left Oakland in the lurch. The circular firing squad has started in Flushing. More Japanese pitchers are coming. And other news from baseball.

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MLB: Pittsburgh Pirates at New York Mets Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Good morning. OK, it’s not such a good morning.

And tomorrow will be a better day than today, Buster.