Baseball is such a fascinating business.
- "Jerry Manuel('s) intellectual interests and his ability to display a fiery temper set him apart from his predecessor."
- Jerry Manuel's intellectual interests are what did it. I realize sports writers' work is so complex and ingenious the average person could never understand. They choose to make a living hanging around where young men undress, which has to be very cerebral, too. I'd like to see 3 full time reporters analyzing everything written on MLB.com. Plenty there that could use the attention. (sm)