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michael
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michael

You mentioned in the newsvine piece thatyou thought Glanville was being a bit coy about addressing his NY Times colleagues. There is actually a Times policy prohibiting editorial columnists from directly addressing other columnists, which would explain that coyness.

Craig Calcaterra
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Craig Calcaterra

Hmm, thanks Michael. I did not know that.  Is there some source out there I can link to with that for an update, or is it just general info?

MJ
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MJ
There’s an exerpt up on si.com that details the pitch tipping some highlights: From his shortstop vantage point, he would tip pitches to the batter at the plate in a quid pro quo. It would always be a middle infielder, who could reciprocate… Alex expected the same courtesy. If he was having an off night near the end of a meaningless game, he could look to a buddy in the middle infield for a sign. Neither Texas nor any opposing team was ever in on these tipping conspiracies. In fact they were detectable only because of repetition over many games… Read more »
Jeff
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Jeff

Just a note in another column about inaccuracies in the book: http://www.cbssports.com/mcc/blogs/entry/8590096/14893870

Lisa Swan
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Lisa Swan
Looks like Sports Illustrated had to correct Roberts’ own book when they ran the excerpt about the 2001 All-Star Game. Here is the original passage about Ripken, from page 124 of “A-Rod”: “One of the greatest shortstops in baseball history, he had switched to third base this season to accommodate a changing of the guard in Baltimore.” The corrected passage says, “he had switched to third base before the 1997 season to accommodate a changing of the guard in Baltimore.” There is no note on SI.com indicating the change. It’s an odd error, given that A-Rod had previously started in… Read more »
Starkweather
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Starkweather

@MJ:  To make it just a little worse, doesn’t the Ripken anecdote actually, for once, show A-Rod living up to his PR?  For a guy who came up saying that he emulated Ripken and that’s why he even played the position (SS) this can (and has been) construed as borderline genuine.  And I’m pretty sure it was the swing he got at the museum of swings that really helped him the most on this one but I could see a reading of the situation that prizes the angler’s snap a little more.

Hizouse
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Hizouse
Orel Hershiser last night was saying that the Rangers knew he was tipping, but it was completely unintentional.  Actually, it was intentional to his teammates; apparently it is routine for the SS and 2B to signal other teammates what pitch is coming (I knew this happened sometimes—there’s a good story about Chipper making a diving stop in the NLCS, I think, due to a tip—but Orel made it seem like it was routine).  Anyways, A-Rod was apparently pretty obvious about it, and the Rangers knew other teams could pick up on it and tried to get him to be less… Read more »
Matt
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Matt

My biggest question in all of this is: If ARod is supposed to be the worst ever me-first player in the game, how does he have all of these MI friends that he would know and trust well enough to do this tipping with?

Also, if it is true where is Roberts’ outrage at his co-conspirators who all were at least as guilty as he?

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