Baseball: Sandy's Agony

Sandy Koufax was trying to explain how it felt to lose a ball game. "Have you ever tripped and fallen at a party or spilled coffee on your lap?" asked the Los Angeles Dodgers' ace. "Isn't there something worse than the pain it self? Isn't it the embarrassment? Well, imagine being embarrassed in front of 50,000 people." Last week, Koufax lost — in front of 50,840 screaming fans.

The best lefthander in baseball was knocked out of the box in the third inning; he gave up three walks, four hits, six runs; and...

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