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Ankiel – Coming or Going?

Brian Walton looks into the ramifications of Rick Ankiel's potential September call-up and his future beyond 2005.

It happened again. Those oh-so familiar sparks were rekindled. Just days ago, someone posed a question to Cardinals manager Tony La Russa, whose reply heightened anticipation all over Cardinal Nation - feelings not unlike those when the name of one's first love is brought up years later. "Could Rick Ankiel be called up to the Cardinals in September?" La Russa, wisely not closing any doors on a... Recommended Stories