Remember 2003, when you were young, Clay Aiken was burning up the charts, and Roger Clemens was on the verge of retiring as a Yankee? Relive with us those halcyon days, when corking a bat was our greatest baseball scandal and we had just celebrated winning the Iraq War. (sigh) Good times.
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It’s got gums flapping from TV studio to city desk, and Michael Cox is no different. However, he chooses to wonder where baseball would be today if every player had decided to be like Gary. It may or may not involve gunplay, and much higher ratings for Fox.
In his first set of 2005 picks ‘n’ pans, Michael Cox covers the eastern seaboard. He sees chaos in New York, order in Boston, and an owner in Baltimore who loves to pay for big-time hitters, but pitching…not so much.
In his Strikethree.com debut, Ted Bauer wonders whether it’s all downhill to the river Charles from here, and if it’s good for anyone that Steinbrenner finally got that Unit he’s always wanted.