Writers Bloc: Class Act

Updated: June 16, 2003, 9:30 AM ET
By Jim Baker
  • Lou Gehrig's 100th birthday is coming up this Thursday, June 19th, and the Yankees are going to celebrate it in style in conjunction with their game against Tampa Bay. Gehrig biographer Ray Robinson outlines his career in the New York Times.

  • Do instant replays alter our perception of reality? Does seeing a great play over and over again diminish its greatness? William Gildea poses this theory in the Washington Post.

  • Nick Peters of the Sacramento Bee looks back fondly on the now-completed career of Matt Williams. With the announcement of his retirement, Williams ends a career marked by wonderful peaks and many, many injury hassles.
    Jim Baker is an author at Baseball Prospectus and a frequent contributor to Page 2. You can e-mail Jim at bottlebat@gmail.com.