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Bill Scheft
August 11, 2003
I feel so foolish. I thought voters in California were trying to recall Al Davis.
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August 11, 2003

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I feel so foolish. I thought voters in California were trying to recall Al Davis.

BASEBALL G.M.'S MOTOR RIGHT UP UNTIL TRADE DEADLINE

The Yankees acquired Ail-Star caliber third baseman Aaron Boone from Cincinnati. So, perpetual Yankees prospect Drew Henson's future is clear: He'll go to the fall instructional league, where he'll learn to wear a headset, carry a clipboard and hold for extra points.

In a recent interview Red Sox owner John Henry claimed that his team does not believe in ghosts. Was this before or after he told G.M. Theo Epstein to acquire Dan Aykroyd, Bill Murray and Harold Ramis by Sept. 1?

Tampa Bay sent right-handed reliever Al Levine to the Royals. That sets up the Devil Rays for their stretch dive.

For the third year in a row the Mariners made no moves at the deadline. Well, sure. Heathcliff Slocumb wasn't available.

Elsewhere, the Dodgers are 48-0 when leading after eight innings. Great. Give Eric Gagne another reason not to wash his cap.

OHIO STATE NO. 2 IN PRESEASON COACHES' POLL

The Buckeyes lost seven key players from last year's national champions. Four starters, and three guys Maurice Clarett said were stolen from the backseat of his car.

Also in college football, Georgia was forced to discipline nine players who tried to sell their SEC championship rings. I'm no yell leader, but I smell the makings of a great chant at Sanford Stadium: "Weeee fence.... Weeee fence.... Weeee fence...."

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