Sport: The Big Baddies

Before the event, enjoying the prospect of a World Series for the first time in 33 years, Pittsburgh was as giddy as a maiden aunt who had finally gotten a proposal. Trucks, bicycles and baby buggies carried signs: "Beat 'Em, Bucs." College students put on a football-style rally dominated by a 40-ft. banner reading "Stop Yankee Aggression." An understanding judge postponed a murder trial on the ground that no jury could keep its mind on the evidence during such trying times. Amid the furor, some 200 sportswriters and a flock of major league managers...

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