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Chicks dig the long ball, right?   That was the underlying message that prefaced the story of baseball in the past decade or two. It suggested that nothing is more impressive than being able to knock a ball out of the park, even if it’s Yellowstone.   Lift more weights. Build more muscle. Eat, drink, and inject anything that has the ability to make your forearms bigger than your thighs. Then, like Casey, get your at-bat and strike out. Strike out again. Strike out 200-plus times every season as long the ball leaves the yard every so often.   The fans will forgive the strikeouts, while SportsCenter will show the game-winning dinger a thousand times.   It's all about the long ball—or is it?   When the story of baseball in the Steroid Era is told, it will ...

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