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PAUL ATTFIELD

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GOOD

Elvis Andrus

The Texas shortstop is certainly no slouch, but he, more than anybody else, reaped the benefit from Josh Hamilton’s historic four-homer night against the Orioles on Tuesday, getting on base ahead of him in each instance. “He kept hitting bombs and bombs,” Andrus said. “It feels really good because I don’t have to run that hard to score.” He would do well to make the most of it – four-home-run outings occur less frequently than perfect games.

BAD

Gatorade

Talk about shattering a myth. A health-advocacy group is calling on the U.S. government to pull a Gatorade ad that suggests Michael Jordan beat the flu in the 2007 NBA finals because he drank the sports drink during Game 5 while battling a 39C fever. Hopefully that kind of irresponsible behaviour doesn’t spread north, or else we might uncover the revelatory news that Dempster’s bread was in no way responsible for helping Sidney Crosby reach the NHL.

Wayne Rooney

His Manchester United team may be destined to fall at the final hurdle, but at least they were in the running for much of the race. Unfortunately, the same cannot be said of the England forward’s two-year-old colt, Pippy, who finished dead last in his debut on Wednesday. Another showing like that and Rooney might have to call on Sir Alex Ferguson to give the youngster the hairdryer treatment.

Wes Welker

Currently embroiled in a contract dispute with the Patriots, the all-pro wideout would do well to learn the lessons of NFL history. If New England could dispatch Lawyer Milloy, Willie McGinest, Richard Seymour and Randy Moss without missing a beat, what makes Welker any different, especially when the team has loaded up on receivers this off-season?

Carlos Boozer

While the curse of the top seeds in all four major pro sports continued with the No. 1 Bulls getting eliminated by the 76ers Thursday night, an even bigger surprise was the lack of disappointment in the voice of Chicago’s high-priced power forward. “We had the best record again in basketball, won our division again, had the top seed again, that’s all that matters, yo,” he said, apparently unaware that they don’t hand out rings for those, er, accomplishments.

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