I have a few moments to myself this morning, and I've been enjoying Sean Foreman's indispensable Baseball Newsstand. How did we ever live without it? I love cruising around, and checking out papers from all around the country for Sunday baseball articles.
Here are some links that I thought I'd pass along:
1. Joe Torre's critics must have been circling like sharks last night after he forgot to protest the O's batting out of order in the first last night. (Larry Mahnken has a great write-up on the ruling and the game.) It could have cost the Yanks the game, which had one of the wildest finishes I've ever seen. Torre's response? He was as accountable as ever:
"I slept," Torre said. "It's inexcusable. It was totally my fault."
2. Keith Law, the erstwhile Baseball Prospectus writer, who now works for the Blue Jays, wrote a letter to the New York Times addressing a recent column by William Rhoden.
3. Jack Curry has a long piece in The Times today about bunting, and how the sacrifice is regarded in the contemporary game.