Stadium Cheating

Wild pitch: Why does George Steinbrenner want to tear down the house that Ruth built?

Why, then, does everyone appear to be so accommodating to a proposal that will make the super-rich super-richer and that would create no benefit to those who must pay for it? It's a question that fans, politicians, and the media had better start asking, and soon, before the house that Ruth built becomes the house that George tore down.

Allen Barra's latest book is Brushbacks and Knockdowns: The Greatest Baseball Debates of Two Centuries (St. Martin's).

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