Writers Bloc: Amazing Race

Updated: September 9, 2003, 11:08 AM ET
By Jim Baker
  • In the wake of George Steinbrenner's latest laments about the sorry shape of his team followed by a recanting, Mike Lupica is getting fed up with his act. "Steinbrenner is not just the biggest front-runner in town, he can be an incredible phony," he writes in today's New York Daily News.

  • Now a team that really should be worried is the Seattle Mariners. They have seen their chunky lead in the American League West disappear and now find themselves in a death struggle with the Boston Red Sox for the Wildcard slot. Darrin Beene of the Tacoma News-Tribune wonders what the final 19 games will hold for the locals. Is pessimism or optimism the order of the day?

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