Sport: Can Anyone Win This Thing?

Four teams stage a daffy scramble in the National League East

Sliding into third base one game last week, Andy Van Slyke of the Cardinals could not see that Jim Morrison of the Pirates had missed the throw from the plate and was only pretending to tag him. Exasperated, Cards Third Base Coach Chuck Hiller tugged Van Slyke to his feet and sent him sprinting down the base line. But the rookie outfielder was waved out before he reached the plate. The reason for the rare judgment call? According to Rule 7.09 (i), a coach...

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