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.
Jay Jaffe, Keith Woolner, James Click and Jonah Keri reach into the mailbag and address win expectancies, the stathead revolution, the running game, gambling, and…scrabble? Plus, a reader known only as “J.S.” offers Steven Goldman (if that is his real name) some more conspiracy fuel for the fire.
The series continues with advice about Jon Garland, Troy Percival and Mike Sweeney, among others.
NL Central rivals…err…acquaintances collide as the Pirates take on the Cubs in the Prospectus Game of the Week.
Brad Penny returns, Kerry Wood leaves early, and Jaret Wright exits stage left for at least a month.