The Walter White of the Biogenesis case pleads guilty

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Not my analogy. That’s the analogy of the Miami Herald which refers to Paulo Berejuk, the man who manufactured Anthony Bosch’s PEDs, as the “Breaking Bad” figure in the while Biogenesis affair.

Anyway, Berejuk is the chemist who made the PEDs that eventually made their way to A-Rod, Ryan Braun other major leaguers and — lest we forget — high school athletes in the Miami area. He made them in his garage. Tony Bosch paid him $20,000 a month to do so. His whole story, including the fact that he faces a couple of years in prison, can be read here.

So if this guy is Walter White, I guess that makes Bosch Gus Fring, maybe? And I have no idea who that makes A-Rod. At the moment I’ll say he’s the guy who got his head crushed by that ATM machine in his squalid house, but we can probably do better than that in the comments.

Starling Marte carted off field after outfield collision

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Pirates center fielder Starling Marte was carted off the field during the eighth inning of Friday’s contest against the Giants. Marte was racing in to field a fly ball from Yangervis Solarte when he collided at full speed with shortstop Erik González. The two were knocked down by the impact and quickly attended to by the Pirates’ staff, who helped Marte sit up on a cart and removed him from the game.

The extent of either player’s injuries, if any, have yet to be revealed. Following the incident, both Marte and González were officially removed from the lineup, with JB Shuck shifting from left to center field, Jung Ho Kang moving over to shortstop, Colin Moran covering third base, and Jason Martin in the left field corner.

The Pirates currently lead the Giants 4-1 in the ninth.