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Ugh' date=' why did I eat a whole pizza when I have bad digestive health conditions?[/quote']

Same reason I ate three veggie dogs and a plate of cheese fries.

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Then maybe he can pitch the 15th.

One of my favorite O's moments. So much fun watching his nervousness up there. Wife and I were busting up. :)

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Ugh' date=' why did I eat a whole pizza when I have bad digestive health conditions?[/quote']

Pizza is like sex. Even when it's bad it's still great.

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On the bright side, extras gives Davis a chance at that elusive 4th K (probably backwards).

He'll strike out a few more times and then get the win.

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