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 v. phr.— «Baltimore reliever Jorge Julio plunked Magglio Ordonez in the back. Now it was Colon’s turn.…”When the best player on your team keeps getting hit, whether it’s accidental or not, someone’s going to have to wear one.”…Colon’s decision to retaliate could help unify a team that’s already on the rise.» —“Colon earn’s mates’ respect; Shuts down O’s, answers plunking” by Teddy Greenstein Chicago Tribune May 16, 2003. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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