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- Faces in the CrowdJune 11, 2001
PK: We had a New Year's Eve party a couple of years ago. It was a mess in there. A safety issue was at hand. I had to make an executive decision after that party that the doors that lead down that way need to be locked.
DP: You're approaching 2,000 hits. How important is getting the ball from number 2,000?
MK: I'll get it, but I've never been a big memorabilia [guy]. You get your first hit, your hundredth home run. Now you get guys that get 1,500 or 1,750 [hits.] I don't understand all that. To me there's not much of a difference between 1,999 and 2,000.
DP: If I get the ball from your 2,000th hit, what will you give me?
PK: You can come hit in the cage.
• Backing Bush
Reggie Bush's Heisman is back in the news. Bush forfeited the honor but hasn't yet returned the trophy. Fellow USC alum Mark Sanchez (above) doesn't think Bush should have to return it. "I don't care what anybody gives you, whether [it's] 10 houses or a free meal," Sanchez said. "I don't understand how that helps you become head and shoulders the best player maybe in the last decade. He won the thing on the field, so I don't know how you [could expect him] to give that back."
• No Regrets
The Giants hired Jim Riggleman as a special assignment scout last week. I told Riggleman I was disappointed when he quit as the Nationals' manager on June 23 over a contract dispute. After a few weeks of reflecting, Riggleman stands by his decision. "I understand [your] opinion," Riggleman said, "but when you're asking players to give everything they have, that's a huge commitment. If it's going to be tougher to invest everything you have, staying on is maybe not the right thing to do."
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