Writers Bloc: Dontrelle watch

Updated: August 18, 2003, 11:24 AM ET
By Jim Baker
  • Why is it that the fans of the most successful team in the sport worry the most? George Vecsey ponders that question in today's New York Times.

  • Imagine that you are sailing on a leaking, listing old boat and a cruise ship pulls up along side and takes you off. Suddenly, you are surrounded by luxury. As you sail away, you watch from the railing as the boat you were on sinks even further into the water. Who would you be? Why Robert Fick, of course. Jerry Green of the Detroit News profiles the former Tiger who is now enjoying life with the Braves.

  • The trouble with being very, very good at the start of your career is that people come to expect it all the time. Dontrelle Willis is finding that out in the second half of the 2003 season, writes Tom D'Angelo of the Palm Beach Post.

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