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Friday, December 19, 2003

Okay, now think about this:
When did Nomar "whine"? Asking to be told about what was happening is not whining; it's a request for common courtesy. I repeat: who out there would want to be in the same position, whether an over-the-road truck driver or CEO of HP?
No one said Nomah was innocent. The money game has changed since even last spring. He took a chance and lost. No one now knows what he will accept, but I think Pedro's statement understanding the market has changed should reflect an overall realization. That said: what are the O's thinking paying Tejada $72M?
Theo understands Nomah: he did not trash the relationships publicly like John Henry, Mr. Autocrat, The Big Boy. He has an inferiority complex vis-a-vis athletes.
Nomah has never whined. Observing that he is not happy with the behind-the-back stuff, and feels like the management should have been upfront is fair.
Tim