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Monday, May 26, 2008
Two from The Times

Two interesting sports-related op-eds in The New York Times:

First, former major leaguer Doug Glanville (a Penn grad and a very thoughtful person) discusses the "unwritten rules" of baseball, mostly as the relate to players' obligations to fight.

Second, Francis Clines considers what he sees as the new practice of fans booing their own players.


Glanville - "The next thing I knew, I was at the bottom of a pile of players, my legs trapped, spikes barely missing my various body parts. The Braves’ Ozzie Guillen evidently decided that the best way to get out of the pile was to pull me out by the head. I had a stiff neck for three days."

Nice to have it confirmed that Guillen was an idiot even then. Tells us how the WSox organization rates potential.

Blogger Ken Houghton -- 5/26/2008 10:04 PM  

Most fans think that they would coach "their" team better than anyone else... I mean, "how could you possibly think that a run right up the gut would work? I saw the D-line line up in preparation all the way from my comfy Lay-Z boy chair with built in Bud-light dispenser..." you cant win every time, score on every play, or catch every shot thrown at you when your in the net, I dont care how much you are getting paid to "just catch the damn ball".

As an interesting side note.. the loudest boos you'll ever hear at Ray Jay, is when coach Gruden decides to leave Mike Alstot on the sideline and run the ball with someone else... the boos are deafening, not because we don't like whatever chump is sent in to take on the duties of designated punching bag (excluding Earnest Graham of course, who doesn't love that guy?), but simply because Mikey is the beloved icon of our Tampa Bay Buc's...

Blogger Jimmy H -- 5/27/2008 10:30 AM  

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