After hitting all of 13 HRs in the regular season, Walker has hit a team-record 5 HR (including one last night) in the playoffs.
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If only Boston's surprise ALCS ace Tim
Wakefield could pitch every game of the
series ... come to think of it: considering the guy
throws about 35 miles an hour, how much rest does his
Too bad: Game 5 starter Derek Lowe is no
Wakefield; he got smacked around in Game 2. Meanwhile,
Yankees starter David Wells has built a career through
pitching pivotal playoff games (9-2 career postseason record).
Even if Wakefield can pitch Game 6 relief and Pedro
throws Game 7, the emotionally combustible Red Sox
can't turn around and win two in New York, after the
usually stoic Yankees take out their Game 4
frustrations with a win tonight.
But apparently, Boston's consolation prize will be
the inane prosecution of fugitives Jeff "Nothin'
to Hide" Nelson and Karim "K.O." Garcia for Saturday's
bullpen fracas. Just get over it.
Cubs Win! Cubs Win!
The Cubs will clinch a spot in the World
Series tonight -- but they have to get through
Marlins spot-starter Carl Pavano first. Who?
Strike 1: It's his first postseason
Strike 2: Winless lifetime at Wrigley.
Strike 3: He faces ace of aces Mark Prior.
Get ready for a big night in Wrigleyville.
There's no sorrier team in the NFL than the
Falcons. Monday night's 36-0 shellacking was the latest insult to add to Mike
Vick's injury. Great seats may not be available
(season-ticket suckers), but great draft picks
||IF YOU DON'T HAVE TIME TO READ THE FULL QUICKIE
|TODAY'S THREE HOTTEST STORIES|
1 Red Sox P Tim Wakefield is the new Yankee-killer|
2 Snowball fight in hell tonight! Cubs can clinch
3 Are Boston cops REALLY going to charge Nelson, Garcia?
|THREE STORIES YOU SHOULD JUST LET GO|
1 Pedro as hothead: Hey, there's a great series going on|
2 The Jets finally win one: Yes, but lots of season left
3 Non-BCS teams screwed: Seen NIU's schedule? Nil, indeed
Eye on Lakers
Seven more seasons? Shaq may not
last seven more months. Foreshadowing: Monday's
MRI showed Shaq has a bruised left heel. Wasn't he
just yammering about maintaining his beefy 340 and not
wanting to slim down to the low 300s? Kobe's thing is
a mere distraction; in May, Shaq's foot will be a
Minny's Mr. Magoo
In a staggeringly near-sighted move to
bench the hot hand, Mike Tice said Daunte
Culpepper gets his Vikings starting QB job back this
week. Watch the QB controversy when the Vikes lose
their first game, this Sunday vs. Denver.
While new ACC member Boston
College gets sued by jilted Big East members, Pitt
says it remains committed to the league, which is kind
of like a guy saying
that there's no way he'd
leave his fiancee for Jennifer Garner: Easy to turn
down when the offer doesn't exist.
It's the year's most heartwarming story of
the ultimate underdog at the racetrack.
Seabiscuit? No way: It's Manute Bol as a
jokey jockey in a race Saturday to
raise charity funds.
He's tried boxing and hockey. What's left? How about a lucrative role in
the NFL blocking field goals and extra-points? (OK,
how about the CFL?)
If anyone actually cared about men's tennis these days, they might be a little worried about new allegations of match-fixing. Watch this one ...
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