‘He threw the ball softly because ...’:
It’s a little late, but an Illinois friend sends in Chicago Sun-Times columnist Mark Brown's
scouting report on Kerry’s first pitch at Fenway the other week. The excuses amaze ... Poor Will Pumyea, the Massachusetts National Guardsman. ... ‘No telling what might have happened to Pumyea if he'd thrown the ball hard.’
Speaking of baseball, Chicago and the Sun-Times, the Cubs are doing just fine in the Nomar era.
... Todd Walker
is defending Nomar against the negativity in Boston. Negativity? Boston? ... Todd does have some interesting things to say about ownership’s tactics. I know, I know. The growing consensus is that Nomar was to blame. But this ownership team, I’m telling you ... Two words: Terry Francona.