Wednesday, May 14, 2008

"Crisis" is just another word for "opportunity"

Jeff Keppinger breaks his kneecap.

Dusty Baker looks longingly at his office telephone, telling himself he doesn't remember Neifi Perez's number. He can't remember. Reaching -- no -- he can't let his heart be made a plaything again. Surely there's a solution in Louisville. Or Brandon Phillips. Yeah, Phillips . . .

"Christ, who am I kidding," he says. "I'll call him. But it will be different this time."