Dale Robertson of the Houston Chronicle believes the
Astros were acting in the best interests of the team
by effectively cutting Julio Lugo in the wake of his
arrest on charges of assaulting his wife. While some
are saying the team rushed to judgment in their
action, Robertson says it was the right thing to do,
although he does ponder what would have happened had
somebody who was producing in a big way committed
the same crime.
In the wake of recent flaps in baseball over
politically-oriented topics, Tom Knott of the
Washington Times thinks it's time we took into account
the possibility that we are giving too much credit to
the people making these statements. They are, after
all, entertainers, not sociologists.
Nobody else on the Yankees displays such exuberance at
being on a ballfield, writes Filip Bondy of Alfonso
Soriano. He likens his enthusiasm for the game to that
of another slugging middle infielder: Ernie Banks. He
profiles the second baseman in today's New York Daily
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