Capping Blanton's hat smudge 

October, 27, 2008
More than Joe Maddon's bizarre lineup decisions, more than all the blown calls by the umpires in this Series -- hey, at least Jimmy Rollins, after Tim Welke's gaffe at third base last night, won't need a prostate exam for another decade or so -- what everyone wanted to talk about during my Game 4 chat was that big ugly smudge on Joe Blanton's hat.

Don't worry: MLB is on top of it. They promise

    PHILADELPHIA -- Joe Blanton got off to a sizzling start in Game 4 of the World Series on Sunday night. He was so good, in fact, that Rays manager Joe Maddon became suspicious of the Phillies right-hander.