Writers Bloc: Who's the Boss?

Updated: June 11, 2003, 11:07 AM ET
By Jim Baker
  • Flip Bondy of the New York Daily News wonders if the trade for Ruben Sierra isn't a move calculated to send a message to Joe Torre. Is owner George Steinbrenner playing head games with his manager? And what of Sierra? How is he feeling about his return to a team that grew so tired of his antics they shipped him out just before launching their magnificent run of championships?

  • Veteran broadcaster Ernie Harwell writes in today's Detroit Free Press that he has heard them all and knows which one is best. He selects the Dodgers' Vin Scully as the finest baseball broadcaster of all time and tells how their paths crossed early on in Scully's career.

  • How much have things improved for Latin players in the last thirty years? Twenty? Ten? Marcos Breton of the Sacramento Bee examines the progress Latin players have made in terms of acceptance and understanding.

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