Writers Bloc: Walker in final stretch


Updated: April 29, 2003, 11:59 AM ET
By Jim Baker
  • Larry Walker of the Colorado Rockies has never been the most durable of players. In fact, he has managed to appear in over 140 games just three times in the twelve years of his career that was possible. Now that he's 36, he must be all the more cautious about conditioning and stretching, writes Troy E. Renck in a profile in today's Denver Post.

  • Barry Bonds is coming to Veteran's Stadium for the last time this weekend and he will miss it, writes Marcus Hayes of the Philadelphia Daily News. He's piled up some great stats there, but then, he's done that everywhere.

  • Joe Posnanski's column in today's Kansas City Star really jumps off the page at you. It's full of great quips and funny asides as well as some cool historical information. Its topic is the Royals hot start and what it means for the long-term success of the team in 2003. Posnanski mentions that he has placed some food bets on these Royals and that if they win, he will be getting Arthur Bryant's burnt ends as a reward. Bryant's is the famous Kansas City barbecue restaurant and burnt ends are the over-smoked cuttings from the outer edge of their brisket.

    Jim Baker is an author at Baseball Prospectus and a frequent contributor to Page 2. You can e-mail Jim at