Curt Schilling and Lou Piniella trade barbs, Bud Selig has a few new ideas, Johnny Damon would rather retire than wear pinstripes, and Dusty Baker denies his Proven Veteran fetish.
It’s an almost all-Chicago edition of The Week in Quotes, as Ozzie Guillen and Magglio Ordonez feud, Nomar Garciaparra gets accused of steroid use, and there’s closer trouble for both Second City teams.
Former player Rico Brogna loved andro, Steve Kline and Jerry Hairston are unhappy, Frank Robinson doesn’t trust numbers, and Richie Sexson finds another use for Gatorade.
John Rocker’s (sort of) back, Mariano Rivera gets booed, Bill James talks shop, and Pedro Martinez doesn’t want his ring.
A former player talks about his retirement, another gets ready for his, and Billy Koch refuses to pay high gas prices.
The Red Sox come into the 2005 season as reigning champions and with high expectations that their success will continue.
Jeff Kent defines chemistry, Barry Bonds finally breaks down, Pete Rose likes salad and The Commish has feelings, too.
Mark McGwire testifies in front of Congress, Roberto Alomar calls it a career, Lance Berkman’s in it for the long haul, and A.J. Pierzynski still manages to offend the Bay Area.
Mike Ilitch regrets not being cool enough, Rick Ankiel takes to the field, and Fay Vincent recommends a disinfectant.
Jim Bouton tells us how he really feels, the Veterans Committee defend themselves, some young players try new things, and Jim Hendry invents a statistic.
Barry Bonds sounds off in his press conference, Kevin Towers defends Billy Beane, Kevin Millar gets fabulous, and Jeff Francis dresses in drag. All this and more in this edition of The Week in Quotes.
It’s a special time of year…particularly if you’re Johan Santana.
Jason Giambi is sorry, a number of people think Jose Canseco is sorry, and the Tigers defend a sorry contract.
The Cubs and Orioles have new right fielders, the Blue Jays have new money to spend, and Edgar Martinez has lots and lots and lots of time on his hands.