Sideline Chatter: Looking Back and Forward

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Sports / Apr. 5, 2001 12:00am EDT

Sideline Chatter: Looking Back and Forward

We may be between seasons here in the North Country, but in spite of the snowiest March on record, there's still plenty going on in the sports world. There is much to engage the sports-minded as we await the inevitable withdrawal of snow from our playing fields.

Spring training is over, and for area Red Sox and Yankee fans, it looks like the more things change the more things stay the same. Pedro Martinez had an exceptional outing opening day, giving up one run, but got a no-decision thanks to the still anemic Sox offense. With Nomar Garciaparra on the shelf for the foreseeable future, look for the Sox to lose a lot of one-run games. Yankees ace Roger Clemens, on the other hand, who was barely a .500 pitcher in his last four years in Boston, continues to record victories for the Bronx Bombers, passing Walter Johnson as the American League's all-time top strikeout pitcher.

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