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By Ted Cruz
Israel saves its enemies; Hamas endangers its friends
Topic - Orlando Cepeda
Matty Alou, once part of an all-Alou outfield for the San Francisco Giants with brothers Felipe and Jesus, died Thursday in his native Dominican Republic. He was 72. He died of diabetes complications, according to his former Dominican team, Leones del Escogido. The Giants also confirmed his death and said Alou had been sick for several years with a variety of health issues.
Mike Fontenot spent more than three years with perhaps baseball's most cursed team, those lovable losers known as the Chicago Cubs.
"Very heartbreaking," said Cepeda, who was on deck when the game ended. "Even though we had a great team, it wasn't a close unit. Something was missing from that ballclub."
'62 was the most talented. It had more talent than the 2002 team," he said. "This year, with less talent, I have never seen a team that comes with so many close games as this ballclub. The last three weeks of the season, every game was close. That's why I think they can win this year. So many teams have big names, but this team has no superstar and won the close games. That's a good sign."