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Thursday, June 05, 2003
Kim, Lowe pace Red Sox sweep of Pirates. Boston is back in first place. (ESPN.com)
Kim Deal a Success Breeder? "It's just one start, but still it feels like the acquisition of Kim has added some much needed ballast to the club. As a fan, I certainly feel much better today than I did yesterday." (Bambino's Curse) (good headline)
AL notebook: Jeter named Yankees captain.
The honorary title wasn't a surprise. The way it was bestowed, and where, was curious.(Seattle Times)
John J Perricone: "Simply, the Yankees are fielding a defense that features a DH at first base (Giambi), a shortstop at second (Soriano), a third baseman at short (Jeter), and a left fielder in center (Bernie Williams). That's far too many question marks in the middle of the diamond, and David [Pinto] is right, whenever you watch the Yanks, you hear and see so many balls falling fair in the center of the field." (Only Baseball Matters)
Prospectus Triple Play: Orioles, Rockies, Mets. "We've said it before, but paying too much attention to performance in April is a good way to make bad decisions. Armando Benitez is just the latest example." (Baseball Prospectus)