Sport: Funny Bounces

As he surveyed a scene of jubilation in the New York Met clubhouse one night last week, Manager Yogi Berra felt it necessary to caution his players about overconfidence. "The ball," he warned, "can take funny bounces." Yogi should know. As recently as Aug. 30, the woebegone Mets were languishing in last place in the National League's East Division and the only question was how soon Berra would be fired. Last week, several funny bounces and one winning streak later, the resuscitated New Yorkers were locked in a do-or-die struggle for first place with the Pittsburgh Pirates in an East Division...

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