Larry Walker of the Colorado Rockies has never been
the most durable of players. In fact, he has managed
to appear in over 140 games just three times in the
twelve years of his career that was possible. Now that
he's 36, he must be all the more cautious about
conditioning and stretching, writes Troy E. Renck in a
profile in today's Denver Post.
Barry Bonds is coming to Veteran's Stadium for the
last time this weekend and he will miss it, writes
Marcus Hayes of the Philadelphia Daily News. He's
piled up some great stats there, but then, he's done
Joe Posnanski's column in today's Kansas City Star
really jumps off the page at you. It's full of great
quips and funny asides as well as some cool historical
information. Its topic is the Royals hot start and
what it means for the long-term success of the team in
2003. Posnanski mentions that he has placed some food
bets on these Royals and that if they win, he will be
getting Arthur Bryant's burnt ends as a reward.
Bryant's is the famous Kansas City barbecue restaurant
and burnt ends are the over-smoked cuttings from the
outer edge of their brisket.
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