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Thursday, August 28, 2003
Cubs offer relief to Redbirds. Kerry Wood pitched 7 shutout innings and struck out 11, but the Cardinals rallied to win. (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)

Al Yellon: "All season, people have been begging Dusty not to extend his pitchers too far, and he's ignored them. The moronic Sun-Times columnist Jay Mariotti said today that Wood should have been allowed another inning, but after 125 pitches and dominating as he hasn't in over a month, I think he was spent. The problem wasn't that Wood was taken out, the problem was that the wrong pitcher was in the game." (and another thing!, August 28)

Thomas, White Sox pound Yanks again. Two nights ago, they scored 9 runs off Roger Clemens. Last night, they scored 10 off David Wells. (Yahoo!)

Keith Scherer on the 1977 White Sox. "The Sox have won four division titles since then, but none of those clubs is as beloved as the 1977 team. And unless this year's model wins the AL Central and the World Series, those '77 Sox will remain the most beloved." (

Expos 9, Phillies 6. Montreal has won 8 straight. Philadelphia is 1-8 on its current road trip. The Expos are within 1 game of the wild card lead. (Yahoo!)

Joe Sheehan on the improbable Expos. (Baseball Prospectus)

Prospectus Triple Play: Orioles, Rockies, Mets. "With any hope of making the playoffs gone in a hail of injuries, firings, trades and disappointing performances, the Mets should be commended for not folding the tent. They've been among the hottest teams in baseball in August, winning ten of their last 13 games and, at 14-8, are in line to have their best month of the season." (Baseball Prospectus)

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