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BOB ELLIOTT -- Toronto Sun

, Last Updated: 8:49 AM ET

RFK Stadium in Washington, D.C., has the most cramped clubhouse in the majors.

San Francisco Giants reliever Scott Eyre went to the men's room and the walls were so thin he could hear every word from the advance meeting held in the next room, including the voice of advance scout Pat Dobson on a speaker phone.

Sound travels both ways, of course, and Eyre said: "I was embarrassed when it was time to flush."

COUNTING EJECTIONS

Umpire Marty Foster ejected manager John Gibbons in the sixth inning of the Blue Jays game in New York on Friday night.

For Gibbons it was his eighth ejection of the year, while for Foster it was the 14th player or manager he'd kicked out this season -- an MLB high.

Ted Barrett is next with 10 ejections.

TAKE YOUR PICK

Born in Toronto, but a dual citizen, Twins reliever Jesse Crain has a decision to make before next March.

Team Canada has received permission to have Crain on its roster in the first World Baseball Classic. Crain chose to pitch for Team USA in 2003 at the Olympic qualifier in Panama.

Canada has a potential starting rotation of Rich Harden of Victoria, B.C.; lefty Jeff Francis of North Delta, B.C., and Erik Bedard of Navan, Ont. Crain could join a bullpen with Chicago Cubs closer Ryan Dempster of Gibsons, B.C., and Atlanta Braves closer Chris Reitsma of Calgary.

GO, BULLS!

Where can Willie Upshaw be found once the season ends?

The San Francisco Giants coach and former Blue Jays first baseman will be in Buffalo this fall. He'll be there when the University of Buffalo Bulls play at home.

His son, Chad Upshaw, is a tight end for the Bulls football team while his older daughter Courtney, played hoops at Penn State until her graduation.

1. Randy Johnson ( on July 16, 2001)

2. Mark McGwire


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