Writers Bloc: Upon further review

Updated: August 25, 2003, 10:21 AM ET
By Jim Baker
  • Replays in baseball? Will it someday seem completely reactionary to keep them from being a part of the game? Is that day already here? Jay Mariotti of the Chicago Sun-Times weighs in on the question in the wake of the controversial call in Carlos Zambrano's no-hit bid.

  • The anniversary of the first television broadcast ever is this week. Dick Heller of the Washington Times has a description of that momentous occasion and the initial reaction to it in the press.

  • Giants manager Felipe Alou has a guest column in today's Rocky Mountain News. In it, he tells the tale of a Venezuelan teenager who was so fat he scared away a lot of teams in spite of his obvious prowess with the bat. His name? Andres Galarraga.
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