When it is all said and done, 2003 will look like most
of the rest of the Pirates losing seasons -- at least
on paper. Bob Smizik of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
believes this one is a little different, though. He
thinks the seeds of future success have been sown in
their .500-plus record over the last three months.
A blooper for the ages? Drew Olson of the Milwaukee
Journal-Sentinel believes that the Brewers' Mark Smith
may have minted one last night in the game against the
Cardinals. His misadventure on a fly ball by Albert
Pujols took many twists and turns. Here's a question:
how did Pujols only end up on second on the play?
Where's the hustle we so desperately crave in our
He has the best stats of any pitcher in the American
League, yet he is a little short in the win column -- a
number voters like to see inflated for their Cy Young
candidates. That shouldn't hurt Pedro Martinez, argues
Steven Krasner of the Providence Journal.
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