Peep Show

Updated: July 16, 2003, 9:07 AM ET
By Jim Baker

American League
Chicago White Sox: It's not Jerry Manuel's fault that Paul Konerko is hitting like a pitcher, but Konerko wasn't around to boo last night during the All-Star Game introductions so Chicago fans let Manuel know they weren't pleased with the team's current standing. It appeared that general manager Kenny Williams was putting Manuel on the spot on Monday when he suggested the team had better get off to a good start after the break. Yesterday, team owner Jerry Reinsdorf qualified those statements so that it is known that the manager is not in a hot-seat situation. Teddy Greenstein of the Chicago Tribune has the story.

Kansas City Royals: Carlos Beltran is on his way to the mythical crown of Baseball's Best Base Stealer. With a remarkable 25 swipes in 26 attempts, he is leading the sport in stolen base efficiency. Here are the ten best with 15 or more attempts through the All-Star break:
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