Writers Bloc: Is baseball doing any better?


Updated: May 28, 2003, 9:03 AM ET
By Jim Baker
  • Nine months after baseball nearly shot itself in the belly again with another work stoppage, has anything really changed? Jay Weiner ponders this question in today's Minneapolis Star-Tribune. Has any progress been made with regard to improving baseball's economic model?

  • What happens when you move to a new town and try to get over your allegiance to your old team? David Shribman, executive editor of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, discusses this in the wake of his recent move from Boston in conjunction with the Sox's impending trip to Pittsburgh.

  • Bryan Burwell of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch contemplates the age-old sports question: Is it better to play hurt? How far should an athlete go to prove to his mates that he has the right stuff?

    Jim Baker is an author at Baseball Prospectus and a frequent contributor to Page 2. You can e-mail Jim at bottlebat@gmail.com.