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A (sort of) class act

This is one of those deals where Inner Cynic arm-wrestles Benefit of the Doubt Man to a grueling draw .....

Item: Melky Cabrera is voluntarily taking himself out of the running for the National League batting title, saying he shouldn't be eligible because of his 50-game suspension for showing red in a drug test.

Take No. 1: Melky Cabrera is a noble human being.

Take No. 2: Melky Cabrera is a cynical opportunist who's only doing this to rebuild his reputation and off-the-field earning power.

Gentlemen .... wrestle!

Ben Smith's blog.