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    Posted on May 24, 2013

    This Ballplayer Just Wants A High-Five Already

    Mark DeRosa deserves better.

    Edwin Encarnacion will high-five Mark DeRosa.

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    So will Colby Rasmus.

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    Hey, the ol' Two-for-One! Now that's efficient high-fivin'!

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    JUST LOOK AT ALL THOSE INVITING HANDS.

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    But then this happened last night when DeRosa tried to give Brandon Morrow an encouraging handslap.

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    What the hell, Brandon Morrow?

    On a related note, what the hell, Brett Cecil?

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    HE GOT A PITY HIGH-FIVE, OH, THE HUMILIATION.

    Finally, Cecil does right by his backup DH. (Not even first, but he eventually gets there.)

    DeRosa may be all high-fives and team spirit on the outside, but he's dying on the inside. He may never recover from this.

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    He's not the first player to suffer from left-hanging-itis. The hang can happen at any time. You could even be a National League MVP. NO ONE IS SAFE.

    Remember, Mark: There's always another way.