As we mourn George "the Convict" Steinbrenner (and I do mourn him) isn't it time for baseball to pardon Joe Jackson and Pete Rose? Or, will Major League Baseball continue to have its great double standard.
The All-Star Game is a lot like the Academy Awards. It never lives up to the hype, you don't recognize half the stars, the interviews are inane, and it's usually too long, but every year you gotta be there.
In the past week baseball and the Yankees lost two icons, George Steinbrenner and Bob Sheppard. I came to know both men reasonably well. They couldn't have been more opposite in appearance, style and temperament.