Baseball, like anything else, has a certain balance. For every selfish boor, the game has someone genuine of heart. Read on:
"(Expletive) Davey and "You get thoughts about
(expletive) Malone, they so many things, but especially
try to put all of our my dad. I was thinking about
problems on me. They're the impact he and my mom
trying to say that all had in my life. My dad would
this (expletive) is my always tell me I could do
fault. That's the way certain things. You'd listen
they feel, fine. Just get but not really believe it. And
me out of here. (Expletive) then to see how significant
Davey. (Expletive) Malone. the advice was, and have everything
(Expletive) both of them." come true, is just unbelievable
_ Dodgers OF Raul Mondesi to me." _ Padres OF Tony Gwynn
on manager Davey Johnson after falling to his knees and
and GM Kevin Malone after crying in the runway to the
he was kept out of the clubhouse after getting his
lineup for two days. 3,000th hit.
"Nothing's free. This is "It was for charity."
the city's payback time. _ Reds 1B Sean Casey's vague
I'd be gravely disappointed explanation for a hastily
if there wasn't some verbal arranged autograph show. It
offering of opinion. People in later was learned that a fan
this city live for this. When whom Casey befriended after
you say "Philly fans' people meeting at the ballpark was unable
know exactly what you're to pay for a funeral after his
talking about." _ Phillies father's death. Casey
RHP Curt Schilling urging offered to pay expenses,
fans to boo J.D. Drew. Not but the young man refused. So,
only was Drew booed, he was instead, Casey set up the
the target of two batteries low-key autograph appearance to
thrown from the stands. donate money to the family.
"You're going right where "I played in an era where
you should be going _ to the there were a lot of great home run
boneyard _ because of your hitters and I hit quite a
attitude." _ St. Louis few myself. But there's no one
pitching coach Dave Duncan like McGwire." _ Hank Aaron
showing sensitivity to showing his humility in
umpire Gary Darling, who discussing Mark McGwire.
is among the umps whose
resignations were accepted.
- JOHN ROMANO