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BREAKING NEWS: Joe Buck Pays Lance Berkman to Injure A-Rod (Satire)

Joe Buck during a press conference to announce the new Fox football broadcasting team for Fox Sports at the News Corp. Building in New York City, New York on Monday, August 14, 2006. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/NFL for Fox Sports) *** Local Caption ***
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Sam FogelgarenCorrespondent IAugust 7, 2010

In a strange turn of events, an unknown source reports that Joe Buck paid off Lance Berkman.  The bounty was placed to hit a line drive off Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez while the superstar wasn't paying attention.

Buck, known by many as a Yankee hater, allegedly told the struggling Berkman he would give him $75,000 if he hit a screaming line drive that hit A-Rod, while Buck would distract A-Rod by talking to him. Rodriguez is now considered day-to-day. 

Berkman, as of August 6th, is 2-for-19 in five games. 

It is unclear why Berkman would agree to go through with this idea, since he is making over $10 million this year, and has an option for over $14 million next season. 

When approached by reporters, Buck said, "I didn't do anything wrong. But I still hate the Yankees."

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