If you were one of those people who shows up late
everywhere, you would have missed a helluva ballgame
on April 19, 1972. On that day, Hall of Famers Steve
Carlton of the Phillies and Bob Gibson of the
Cardinals combined to whip through nine innings in
just over 90 minutes. Sam Carchidi of the Philadelphia
Inquirer tells the tale.
With the Yankees in town visiting the Angels, John
Heyman of Newsday gives a state of the World Champions
report and finds them lolling several levels below the
highs of 2002. He finds that their fans have already
adopted a "what have you done for me lately?" posture
as the team has opened at 9-11.
Dusty Baker is having a hard time adjusting to the
Chicago rivalry thing. For instance, he is pulling for
the White Sox to be in the World Series. Of course, he
is not being entirely altruistic as he thinks it would
be cool if the Sox were there to play his Cubs. Paul
Sullivan of the Chicago Tribune writes that Baker has
yet to learn that there are very few people on this
planet -- and fewer still in Chicago -- that love both
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