Teams should spend wisely

  • Blaine Newnham of the Seattle Times thinks long-term
    contracts have been bad for teams and, to some extent,
    bad for the players as well. He wonders: when will the
    madness end?

  • Want some more proof that Pete Rose is a disingenuous,
    self-centered lout who cares nothing about the
    feelings of others? (As if you need it.) Then read
    this article by Joe Capozzi of the Palm Beach Post
    regarding the passages in his new book regarding the
    brief major league career of his son, Pete, Jr. In
    them, he blames Reds management for not giving his
    offspring a fair shot when, we all know, that if Pete
    Rose, Jr. had been named Pete Jones, Jr., he never
    would have gotten a single major league at bat.
    Naturally, this has left Jack McKeon -- the Reds
    manager at the time -- in a fine state. "Pete better
    get his facts straight," McKeon, the manager of the
    reigning World Champion Marlins, told Capozzi. This is
    a transparent attempt on Rose's part to compensate for
    his lack of fathering skills by showing "concern"
    about his kid. What a sham and what a shame.

  • For those who still think Rose has a place in the Hall
    of Fame, consider this article by Hal McCoy of the
    Dayton Daily News. In it, Rose's former bookie, Ron
    Peters, insists that Rose not only made bets from the
    clubhouse, but from the dugout with a game in
    . That's pretty egregious stuff, folks.