Baseball Blogs Weigh In: Mariners, D’Backs, Royals

Sometimes, it's rough being the new guy.  On this date in 1997, Matt Williams tricked Royals rookie Jed Hansen with the rarely used hidden ball trick. The second baseman, deceived about the location of the ball, was tagged out by the Indians veteran infielder taking a lead off third base in an eventual 6-2 Cleveland victory.  You don't have to be a youngster to fall for the gag – the Rays got the Dodgers' Juan Uribe last month and just yesterday, Todd Helton pulled a fast one on the Cardinals' Matt Carpenter.  Here's this week's look around the baseball blogosphere..

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