So, who was that guy wearing Roberto Alomar's Mets
uniform the past season and a-half? Did the Indians
trade the real Alomar or did he retire and have a
lookalike sent in his place while he collected the
paychecks and the Indians got Matt Lawton and
prospects in return? Jack Curry sifts through the
wreckage of Alomar's stint with the Mets in today's
New York Times.
Braves telecasts just don't seem right without
long-time announcers Skip Carey and Pete Van Wieren.
Their telecast schedule was greatly reduced this year
by TBS with the caveat that the situation would be
reviewed. Tim Tucker of the Atlanta Journal
Constitution writes that evaluation is now taking
place in earnest.
On Tuesday, we ran a link to Jack Etkin's piece on the
great Stan Musial and the response was universally
positive. The Rocky Mountain News also employed the
writing services of another great left-handed swinger,
former Royal George Brett, to offer some commentary on
Musial. Brett's appreciation of Stan the Man did not
come as a boy but much later on as a player and then
as a fellow Hall of Famer. He paints a picture of the
man with the corkscrew stance as someone who has
gotten the most out of life.
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