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Monday, October 11, 2004

Three Days' Rest is Dumb

That's my observation after watching the baseball playoffs over the weekend. First Minnesota on Saturday, then Houston on Sunday, sent an ace to the mound on short rest, and both Santana and Clemens lasted only five innings. Sure, both left with leads, but those leads evaporated on eerily similar three-run homers by New York and Atlanta.

Let's not pitch Schilling in games one, four and seven, please. I can live with Tim Wakefield pitching game four.