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Bill Scheft
August 19, 2002
By applause, how many of you had Aug. 15 in your strike date office pool?
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August 19, 2002

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This is shocking. Turns out the FBI knew about Reds G.M. Jim Bowden's mouth last winter and failed to act.

Speaking of diplomats, Texas Rangers reliever John Rocker issued a written apology after making antigay remarks in front of a Dallas restaurant. Hey, who said he'd never get his 1999 form back?

You know what's really sad? This latest episode occurred just when Rocker was starting to get people out with his new pitch: the ethnic slurve.

TONY STEWART FINED $10,000 BY NASCAR FOR PUNCHING PHOTOGRAPHER. Not only that, he was ordered to take a course in Frank Sinatra Anger Management.

Stewart was also fined $50,000 and placed on probation for the rest of 2002 by The Home Depot. What does this mean? He can't come in with 500 feet of Sheetrock?

In other NASCAR news, Jeff Gordon filled in for Regis on Live with Regis and Kelly last week. Did you see him? Looks like they tried to do his hair and makeup in under 12 seconds.

NBC UNVEILS FALL SCHEDULE. Pretty shrewd. Sunday afternoon, it's a brand-new three-hour drama, Law and Order: Special Teams Unit.

DIKEMBE MUTOMBO TRADED TO NETS. Strange way the trade was announced. Allen Iverson allegedly kicked in Keith Van Horn's door with a contract in his waistband.

My time is up. You've been great. Enjoy Boz Scaggs.

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