Sport: Some Offenses Are Legal

In Venezuela last week, Pitcher Saul Rogovin wished he were back home in Brooklyn. Pitching for the Venezuelan club, he walked the first four men at bat. The fans booed, the umpire threw him out of the game, the Venezuela club owner had him jailed for "not trying."

In St. Louis last week, the purse-pinched Browns sold, for an estimated $400,000 and 13 lesser-light players, six of their first-stringers—including their homer-hitting Shortstop Vern Stephens. Nobody was jailed. It is not an offense in the U.S. to own a bad team, nor to weaken it further in any way the management chooses. But...

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