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My pal Jon Weisman revisits the memorable 18-pitch duel between Matt Clement and Alex Cora that took place 10 years ago today:

"About halfway into the streak of consecutive foul balls Cora hit, the Dodger Stadium crowd started to take notice," I wrote at Dodger Thoughts 10 years ago. "As he reached double digits, a roar started to come with each swing. The scoreboard operator, not at all imprisoned from spontaneity, threw a running tally of the foul balls onto the big screen. Around foul ball No. 11, the crowd was rising to its feet. A cheer of 'Let's go, Cora!' sprung from somewhere and immediately swept the entire stadium."

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