WHAT'S THE ATTRACTION?

BIOMAGNETIC THERAPY MAY PULL IN THE BIG-NAME ATHLETES, BUT THAT DOESN'T MEAN IT ACTUALLY WORKS

Critics say it's all hype, while true believers swear it offers significant help. Born of Eastern practice and Yankee ingenuity, it has elicited both raves and boos. The final verdict on its effectiveness, however, is still pending.

The signing of Hideki Irabu? No, although the decision by the New York Yankees to give the unproven Japanese pitcher $12.8 million for four years is all of that. But we're talking about something else, something up Irabu's sleeves that is attracting as much controversy as his signing and subsequent shelling. Irabu and other professional athletes, hordes of weekend warriors and countless ordinary people...

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