Fire Jerry Manuel? Not a good idea, writes Mike Downey
of the Chicago Tribune. A 15-16 record is not the end
of the world as the final records of many recent teams
that got off to similar starts well illustrate.
Mike Lupica of the New York Daily News says it's time
for Mike Piazza to start carrying the load for the
Mets. He cites his six RBI as proof that Piazza needs
to step it up. How much blame should Piazza shoulder,
however? He does, after all, have the highest OPS
among team regulars.
Mike Veeck of the Northern League's St. Paul Saints
has some interesting promotions coming up in the 2003
season. There is a schedule of these creative ballpark
outings in today's Detroit News as they report on the
good and the bad in minor league event nights.
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