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BC Sports Treehouse Fort Headlines For August 12

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The following is a partial transcript of the August 12 edition of the BC Sports Treehouse Fort.

The first major waiver deal of the month came when the Cincinnati Reds dealt Adam Dunn to the Arizona Diamondbacks for a pitcher and two players to be named later. With the trades of Josh Hamilton, Ken Griffey, Jr., and now Dunn in the last year, Cincinnati hasn't seen this much offensive power leave town since their last shipment of Skyline Chili left for Sheboygan, Wisconsin.

Several injuries to report around the league. The following players were placed on the disabled list since this weekend: Orlando Hudson, Jose Contreras, Carlos Lee, and Scott Rolen. Additionally, Ryan Braun and Carlos Guillen missed games Sunday, while Chris Carpenter and Milton Bradley were taken out of Sunday's game. The Rays also DL'ed Carl Crawford and Evan Longoria this week. With all these injuries, Major League Baseball may have no choice but to discontinue use of the experimental barbed wire baseballs.

A controversial photo of the Spanish Olympic basketball team made the rounds yesterday where everyone posed making racist slant-eyed facial gestures in celebration of their trip to Beijing. In response, the Chinese basketball team derided the Spaniards by taking pictures of themselves getting gored in the ass by a bull.

Padraig Harrington won the PGA Championship Sunday at Oakland Hills, Michigan, his second straight major in Tiger Woods' absence. For those who don't speak Irish, Padraig Harrington is an old Ulster name that means "Hakeem Olajuwon."

A recent study has shown that referees tend to have a slight bias toward competitors that wear red uniforms. In a related story, the World Tron Federation is launching an investigation into the red light cycle's current 500-race winning streak.

Free agent quarterback Byron Leftwich was signed by the Pittsburgh Steelers as a potential backup to Ben Roethlisberger. Just in case Roethlisberger needs spare body parts.

The Red Sox have called up minor league knuckleball pitcher Charlie Zink to the majors. They tried calling him up in the past, but he kept landing in Quincy, Lowell, Worcester, and Cape Cod.

Happy birthday to Oklahoma State football coach Mike Gundy who turns 41 today. Effective immediately all of his tirades have been rendered null and void.

And finally, a recent study shows that elderly people who occasionally jog were 50 percent less likely to die of natural causes. Although that same group of joggers are 50 percent more likely to die of getting lost in a shopping mall.

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