On the 30th anniversary of the Pine Tar Game it's the sage, and not the rage, that we should remember. This is as good a time as any to celebrate the wisdom of Lee MacPhail, the American League president who looked beyond the letter of the law.
Lee MacPhail, the longtime baseball executive who ruled in the celebrated Pine Tar case and later became part of the only father-son Hall of Fame pairing, has died. He was 95.
The Baltimore Orioles and free agent first baseman Derrek Lee have reached an oral agreement on a one-year contract pending a physical.