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Palmeiro doesn't have any wiggle room left

Updated: September 23, 2005, 3:23 PM ET
By Mark Kreidler | Special to ESPN.com

There is a road less traveled here, and Raffy Palmeiro needs to go down it tomorrow, seeing as how yesterday is no longer available. Time to quit while the man is behind.

Time to pull a McGwire, in other words -- head off around the bend, disappear from sight, drop out of the news for a while. It isn't the most attractive ending to a career that conjured serious debates over its Hall of Fame merits only a few months ago, but look, sometimes the bleak departure is infinitely preferable ...

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