Fay Vincent Gets Beaned

Baseball's owners call for the beheading of an unpopular commissioner. But whether their coup succeeds or fails, the sport will still be in trouble.

BASEBALL STORIES IN SEPTEMBER should be about matters that matter. Pennant races! Like, is this the year Montreal and Toronto finally subject us to an all-Canadian World Series? And, will the Cincinnati Reds snap out of their current swoon in time to give the Atlanta Braves a run for Ted Turner's money? Oh, and how come the Oakland A's, riven with disabled players, traded stud slugger Jose Canseco to the Texas Rangers for a guy with chicken pox?

These debates will have to wait, for the baseball hierarchy is engaged in the ugly spectacle of sliding outside the foul lines and...

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