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In this week's episode of Slate's sports podcast, Hang Up and Listen, Stefan Fatsis, Josh Levin, and Mike Pesca discuss Troy Tulowitzki's amazing hot streak for the Colorado Rockies and the ethics of Derek Jeter pretending that he got hit by a pitch. The Washington Post's Sally Jenkins also joins the show to talk about the Ines Sainz controversy and women reporters in locker rooms.
Here are links to some of the articles and other items mentioned on the show:
Colorado Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki hit 14 home runs in a 15-game stretch.
Rockies manager Jim Tracy compares Tulowitzki to the Bad News Bears' Kelly Leak.
Dr. Alan Reifman's blog on the hot hand in sports.
Tulowitzki is growing a mullet for charity.
Vin Scully's thoughts on Tulowitzki's mullet.
Sally Jenkins' Washington Post column on women reporters in locker rooms.
Jenkins' 1990 Sports Illustrated article "The Terry Cloth Solution."
The NFL's statement on the Ines Sainz incident.
Sainz's interview with CBS's The Early Show.
Meredith Vieira once asked Mets catcher Mike Piazza, "Who has the biggest wood on the team?"
Video of Derek Jeter's "hit by pitch."
Jeter says his hit-by-pitch controversy is "a big deal being made out of nothing."
The New York Times collected opinions on the Jeter incident from around the baseball world.
Bruce Weber's New York Times Week in Review column on Jeter.
The Baseball Codes author Jason Turbow says Jeter was "just doing what ballplayers do."
The St. Petersburg Times asks whether 10 different sports stratagems are cheating or gamesmanship.
Hang Up and Listen's weekly taxi squads:
Mike's taxi squad: Did Notre Dame quarterback Dayne Crist have a concussion or an "ocular migraine"?
Stefan's taxi squad: Monty Python-related signage—not allowed in European soccer.
Josh's taxi squad: Is University of Washington quarterback Jake Locker really going to be the top pick in the NFL Draft? (Pro Football Talk reports that the NFL's draft advisory committee did not give Locker a first-round grade in 2009.)
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