"Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't
matter and those who matter don't mind."
-- Theodor Seuss Geisel (Dr. Seuss). And always know...
"There is a road, no simple highway, between the dawn and the dark of night. And if you go, no one may follow. That path is for your steps alone.
-- Jerry Garcia, "Ripple"
A lot of Detroit fans will disagree with this description of Rogers. But, if you quote both Dr. Seuss and Jerry Garcia in the same e-mail, you're in the
From a Cardinals fan. Why is it that MLB choose to disregard all the facts that pointed to Rogers and his pine-tar hand? There are also more pictures of his hand with pine tar on it in the other games he has pitched in this postseason. Could this be the reason he threw 20-something scoreless innings? I just hate to see a team cheat and get away with it. If the
Tigers win the World Series what would you do about Kenny Rogers? Probably nothing? Well,
next time let's try to follow the rules of MLB and stop the cheating especially in the
World Series. Thank you.
Tony La Russa had the option of asking the umpires to inspect Rogers for a foreign substance. He chose not to exercise that option. From that point, the umpires were left to observe the substance and their observation was that the substance was dirt. This has absolutely nothing to do with MLB disregarding any rules. In retrospect, many people who are neutral in this Series wish that La Russa had asked for an inspection of Rogers, so that this episode would lend itself to answers rather than questions, facts rather than allegations.
What does a bench coach do? Every time I see little Joe Pettini, he is chomping away on the David sunflower seeds and keeping the bench warm.
-- Matt S.
Never underestimate the importance of chewing sunflower seeds and benchwarming. The bench coach is typically there for tactical advice, spotting trends, and the general concept that two heads are better than one, even when managing a baseball game. There may be considerable peer group pressure to chew those seeds, but it's still better than spitting tobacco juice on the next guy's shoes.
How come the Tigers' official 2006 MLB playoff hooded sweatshirt is only
available in pink for women? Are all teams like that? A pink sweatshirt
may be a nice option for some people, but as the only option, I find it
insulting and not official. I have been checking for weeks now and am very
-- Adrienne S.,
Houston (formerly Saginaw, Mich.)
Those of us not directly in the hooded sweatshirt division of Major League Baseball cannot give a comprehensive explanation for this situation. Reasonable people, however, can agree that a pink sweatshirt that is not only insulting but unofficial would not be the ultimate in casual wear for persons of either gender.