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Stolen bases not as trendy as they seem

Originally Published: May 24, 2009
ESPN.com

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Carl Crawford, 28-for-28 in stolen base attempts, is on pace to reach 100 steals in 2009.

By Tim Kurkjian, ESPN The Magazine

There is no doubt that teams in the post-steroid era are looking for different ways to score runs and different ways to prevent runs. We've had a real emphasis on defense the past couple of years. The Rays and Phillies, arguably the two best defensive teams in baseball last year, both made the World Series. Everyone ...

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