Just a brief bit of housekeeping here. The depth of my candidate reviews and my occasional responsibilities for keeping up with more current baseball news have cause me to deviate from my original publication schedule. While I'm still planning to get through all 37 candidates on the ballot well before the voting deadline of Dec. 31, some of these are now going to fall into the short week between Christmas and New Year's. Here's our tentative schedule:
Tuesday, December 18: Steve Finley, Alan Trammell
Wednesday, December 19: Don Mattingly and Fred McGriff
Thursday, December 20: David Wells and Lee Smith
Friday, December 21: Curt Schilling and Jack Morris
Weds.-Fri., Dec. 26-28: Sammy Sosa, Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens, Rafael Palmeiro, Mark McGwire.