Bonds drawing comparison to Ruth

Updated: November 20, 2003, 10:56 AM ET
By Jim Baker | MLB Insider
  • The much-too-early passing of Ken Brett is noted by Joe Goddard of the Chicago Sun-Times. Brett did many diverse things in his baseball career, including pitcher, hitter, minor league owner and broadcaster. He is the owner of several unique records and will be missed. Our own Peter Gammons has some nice things to say about him as well.

  • With each succeeding MVP Award and no sign of succumbing to the aging process in sight, more and more people are touting Barry Bonds as the greatest of all time. Babe Ruth still has his defenders, however. Bob Mathews of the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle argues that the Bambino is still A-1 on baseball's list of all-time greats.

  • It's the fine print that gets you in the end. While other facets of baseball's labor negotiations got all the attention, it's one of its more obscure considerations that will have the most impact, writes Richard Justice. The so-called "debt-equity rule" is the driving force behind the market correction currently on display in this year's free agent season. Justice explains it all for you in today's Houston Chronicle.

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