Schott left mark on the game

Marge Schott, the one-time owner of the Cincinnati Reds, passed away yesterday at the age of 75.

Updated: March 3, 2004, 9:08 AM ET
By Jim Baker | MLB Insider
  • While it seems that steroids should be the number one topic on the lips of every baseball fan, it simply is not. Mark Bradley of the Atlanta Journal Constitution has an excellent read on the attitude of most fans regarding the breaking steroid scandal.

  • Ever since then-commissioner Ford Frick suggested Roger Maris's single-season home run record should carry an asterisk because it came in a longer season than the record it broke, people have been proposing them for any number of reasons. While there is not a single asterisk attached to any number in baseball's record book, people still suggest it as a symbolic way of illustrating that a record was achieved under circumstances that bear explaining. Rick Morrissey of the Chicago Tribune writes today that with the revelation that a number of high profile ballplayers received steroids, asterisks should fall on the record books like stars fall on Alabama.

  • Larry Larue of the Tacoma Tribune focuses on Mariners second baseman Bret Boone today. He discusses his outsized personality that has become the most prominent in the Mariners' clubhouse. He also discusses Boone's Hall of Fame chances.
    Jim Baker is an author at Baseball Prospectus and a frequent contributor to Page 2. You can e-mail Jim at