Clyde Haberman of the New York Times wonders how far
New Yorkers might take their anger at all things
Boston in the wake of Saturday's melee. He also points
out that baseball is a sport that keeps people young
but with that youth often comes immaturity.
It's pretty simple, writes William C. Rhoden, also of
the Times: players should play, managers should manage
and owners should watch. Any other activity on their
part exceeds their mandate, but it's a hard lesson for
wealthy men with an expensive toy to comprehend.
Josh Beckett has pitched the greatest game ever by a
pitcher whose team is on the brink of elimination
and that has Dale Robertson of the Houston Chronicle
pondering a dream matchup with retiring superstar
Roger Clemens. Both are native to that area of Texas
or, as it should be called, the Fastball Belt. Of
course, there is the little matter of the Marlins
having to get past Mark Prior and, if necessary,
another Texan, Kerry Wood, first.
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