The Baseball Desert

Wednesday, September 08, 2004

Play ball!

The Yankees-Devil Rays forfeit mess seems to be making more waves than the hurricane that brought about the situation in the first place. Both Larry Mahnken and Jayson Stark rightly lay the blame squarely at the door of Major League Baseball, which has once again proved that - as they say in my neck of the woods - it couldn't organise a piss-up in a brewery.

The one good thing to come out of Monday's fiasco was that the fans who turned in the Bronx for the first scheduled game got free hot dogs and Coke, courtesy of the Yankees, but Alex Belth explains that even that wasn't quite as joyful an experience as it should have been.