Meanwhile, Back At The Homestead . . .
by "Ace" Carter
Legends League correspondent
- The home town Homestead Grays have been nothing short of
disappointing this season. Expected to compete for a title in the
fledgling Legends League, they have stumbled out of the gate to a
spectacularly bad 4-15 start.Their so-called "Murderer's Row" of Bonds,
Gehrig and Griffey has managed only limited success, and have left more
men stranded than an airline strike.
The top of the lineup has been well represented, as Cool Papa Bell has
been on base, and is all over the place when he gets on, pushing
quickly towards 20 steals already. SS Willie Wells has also been
productive. The problem for this team is timely hitting, and their
incredibly struggling pitching staff.
all changed this week however, as the team decided to ship the
enigmatic Bonds out west to the Rainy city, along with Seattle "native"
Jamie Moyer in exchange for Charlie Hustle and young right hander
Dwight "Doc" Gooden. Rose will probably fill in some at 3rd base and
left field for the Grays, allowing Chuck Klein to takes some ABs, while
takes a seat against some righties, who's he's been struggling with.
Gooden should fit in right at the top of the Grays rotation, and has
already getting acquainted with the locals, being seen out with mayor
Marion Barry late into his first night in DC. If these moves pan out,
GM Jim Bowden might get executive of the year. If they don't Bonds will
hit 70 HRs in Seattle, and manager Lou Piniella may well join Bowden in
the unemployment line. This is Ace Carter reporting.