Focus Point - The Great GameCommentary by Pete du Pont
October 25, 2001
We witnessed three thrilling divisional playoffs. Saw Barry Bonds break the home run record, and Ricky Henderson break Ty Cobb's runs record and get his 3,000th hit. There was great pitching galore: Matt Morris, Roger Clemens and the twin terrors of the desert, Curt Schilling and Randy Johnson. There was a nifty comeback season by the Rangers' Reuben Sierra. Except for the A.L.West there were nailbiter division races, right down to the last day. Albert Pujols rewrote the rookie record book, and at the other end of the career chain, we saw the curtain drop on two of the game's best, Tony Gwynn and Cal Ripken, jr. Definitely, a great season for the great game.
Those are my ideas, and at the ncpa we know ideas can change the world. I'm pete du pont. Next time, the wartime president.