William C. Rhoden of the New York Times argues that
baseball's trading deadlines should be made a thing of
the past. In what other sport, he asks, do the teams
get to publicly admit they are done for by swapping
their best players to contenders?
A few days ago, Sammy Sosa suggested that all the
writers who wrote bad things about him should make a
public apology. It appears that is just what Rick
Morrissey of the Chicago Tribune is doing until &you
read a little further&
The Houston Texans (that's a football team) have the
draft rights to Yankee farmhand Drew Henson, so it is
only natural that Richard Justice of the Houston
Chronicle would counsel Henson to give up his baseball
career and a go with football, right? Right -- except
that Justice is a baseball writer and he knows of what
he speaks. If Henson hopes to make a go of it in a
professional sporting career he needs to follow
Justice's advice. Of course, there is that little
matter of giving back $12 million to the Yankees.
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