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2007-03-19 09:42
by Alex Belth

The acclaimed baseball writer, Charles Einstein died a few weeks ago. His obit is in the Times today. Einstein edited the four volume "The Fireside Book of Baseball," as well as several books about Willie Mays. Well worth checking out. And he's the random part: Einstein was the half-brother of Albert Einstein, better known as Albert Brooks.

2007-03-19 09:57:50
1.   RZG
Also half-brother to Super Dave Osborne (who I can't believe is 66 years old).
2007-03-19 10:17:09
2.   Shaun P
1 Wow. That makes me feel old.

RIP, Mr. Einstein.

2007-03-19 11:16:54
3.   C2Coke
Anyone watching Cairo having a wonderful day out in the left field? Why even try him there when the Yankees have Melky?
2007-03-19 13:38:43
4.   Matt B
There's another brother, Cliff Einstein, I recall. I know Albert had Cliff and Bob (Super Dave) in supporting roles in his great flick "Modern Romance."

Stuart Rosenberg, director of "Cool Hand Luke" and "The Drowning Pool" passed away as well.

2007-03-19 15:10:56
5.   The Mick 536
Willie's Time. One of my favorite baseball books. Sort of Poly Sci meets the rawhide. Broken up into 4 sections, shows how Willie's career spanned from Truman's firing of MacArthur to Watergate. Sits in my collection on the same shelf as Ball Four, Long Season, and Stepping Up.

Special favorite at 104-107 discusses " a play known simply as The Catch. ... Wertz swung at Liddle's first pitch, and there it went, on a rising star, soaring line towards the deepest center field, just to the right of dead center. To be seated in the press section back of home plate, in the imperceptible flash of time it took to focus from the swing to the horizon beyond, was to encounter a sight: the number 24 on the back of Willie May's uniform, already in full flight toward the wall...."

Just brilliant.

2007-03-19 16:41:37
6.   chris in c-bus
little help here...
I am a soon to be customer of DirecTV thanks to Selig's greed and I'm wondering how many games YES televises per season as opposed to ordering the Extra Innings package? I've had the package via TW for years but TW never provided YES so I have no idea how many games they broadcast?
2007-03-19 17:04:01
7.   rsmith51
6 Is YES local for you, Chris? If not, the games are blacked out unless you purchase the EI package even if you get the sports package. We never seem to get YES games on Friday night. Most other nights the game is on YES or the other team's station.
2007-03-19 17:42:54
8.   chris in c-bus
YES isnt local for me...I'm in Columbus, OH. Thanks for the info. I had a feeling the games would be blacked out unless you are in the NY area. Thanks for the info. I really dont mind buying the package but Selig can kiss my ass for making me have to switch to DirecTV.
2007-03-19 19:04:05
9.   wsporter
8 Chris, if nobody buys the package then Bud really will have to kiss your ass and everyone elses. That stream feed continues to look pretty good to me.

I guess they might pull that if Direct TV sales drop. I wonder how that'll play.

2007-03-19 19:19:54
10.   rsmith51
9 I think part of the reason they are doing the DirecTV is to get more people to get They will get money from you one way or another.
2007-03-19 20:24:54
11.   OldYanksFan
Re: Karstens and Iggy
"We want Igawa to be one of the starters," Yankees manager Joe Torre said. "The only way that wouldn't happen is if we think, he could improve here."

Torre didn't rule out the possibility that Igawa could begin the season in the minors. The left-hander, who has struggled with his control, is to pitch Tuesday night against Philadelphia.

"I think we have a lot of options that we have to consider," Torre said. "But the first consideration for us is do what's best for the player, especially someone you feel is going to be a big part of what you do."

2007-03-20 06:07:16
12.   wsporter
10 is relatively inexpensive and gives me a product I enjoy. I don't see the problem with and have purchased it since it was available.

I do however see a problem with limiting supply if MLB is allowed to reap a producer surplus from that behavior when acting in conjunction with a non-MLB partner or conspirator if you prefer. I don't think MLB particularly cares how they get my dollars so long as they ultimately get them in a way that allows them to build the partnerships that interest them. MLB cares about it's fan base only in the light that it can be monitized. They are a business and are subject to market forces and incentives as is any business despite anything O. W. Holmes may have mistakenly supposed.

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