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Hope may be the thing with feathers, but it's being roasted on the spit now. Want a drumstick?
Walter O'Malley spins in his grave; I can hear it from here. Meantime, even a passionate Dodger-hater like Padres GM Kevin Towers has to scrape his jaw off the floor over Evans' apparent demotion to also-ran for his own job. "Stand" Pat Gillick refused to be interviewed, and Schott won't let McCourt speak with Billy Beane, supergenius. The dredges of GM-hood are in sight: Dan Duquette, he of the Manny Ramirez acquisition -- which has worked out so well for the Red Sox that he was put on unconditional waivers last year -- is now mentioned as a possible successor to Evans. Stranger things have been seen in the skies, but not by reliable witnesses.
I extend congratulations to the Giants on their presumptive win of yet another division title. As for me, I'm wearing my Angels cap at the moment and expect it may well stay affixed for a number of years. Arte Moreno knows how to run a club, or so goes Southland thinking the moment. We shall know more in a few weeks.
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