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FILE - In this Sept. 17, 2011, file photo, Arizona Diamondbacks manager Kirk Gibson watches batting practice before playing against the San Diego Padres in a baseball game in San Diego. Gibson said Sunday, Aug. 18, 2013, that "cheaters" like Ryan Braun rob other players of opportunities for moments such as his pinch-hit home run during the ninth inning of Game 1 of the 1988 World Series for the Los Angeles Dodgers. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo, File)
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FILE - In this Sept. 17, 2011, file photo, Arizona Diamondbacks manager Kirk Gibson watches batting practice before playing against the San Diego Padres in a baseball game in San Diego. Gibson said Sunday, Aug. 18, 2013, that "cheaters" like Ryan Braun rob other players of opportunities for moments such as his pinch-hit home run during the ninth inning of Game 1 of the 1988 World Series for the Los Angeles Dodgers. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo, File)

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