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For their own good
Fifty years ago, they were screwed-up kids sent to the Florida School for Boys to be straightened out. But now they are screwed-up men, scarred by the whippings they endured. Read the story and see a video and portrait gallery.
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From the ball park
By TIMES WIRES
Published October 23, 2006
The good ...
Kenny Rogers continued to rehabilitate his postseason image, pitching eight shutout innings to increase his playoff scoreless streak to 241/3.
The bad ...
Rogers also was at the center of a controversy when TV cameras spotted a mark on his pitching hand in the first inning. It got cleaned off, and no one was saying what it was.
It happened early, the bottom of the first after Rogers walked Albert Pujols and gave up a single to Scott Rolen with two outs. Rogers went ahead 0-and-2 on Juan Encarnacion, then got him on a comebacker.
Stat of the day
41 years, 11 months, 12 days
Age of Tigers starter Kenny Rogers, the third-oldest pitcher (and oldest left-hander) to start a Series game.
He said it
"I guess it's a fashion statement."
- Jason Isringhausen, injured Cardinals closer, on pitcher Anthony Reyes' style of keeping his pant legs high and the bill of his cap flat
Did you know ...
With Craig Monroe's Saturday blast, players with seven last names of former U.S. presidents have homered in Series play:
James Monroe: Craig
Andrew Jackson: Joe, Reggie
Ulysses S. Grant: Jim
John F. Kennedy: Terry
Andrew/Lyndon Johnson: Lou, Charles
Gerald Ford: Dan
Jimmy Carter: Joe, Gary
Outside the lines
The Schmidt brothers lived through each of the Tigers' five previous World Series appearances in 1935, 1940, 1945, 1968 and 1984 but didn't get to see any games. After their granddaughter's successful pitch, Emil (94) and Herb (91) won tickets for Saturday's game from a Detroit radio station. ... Continuing their blatant rooting for the Tigers, the Detroit Free Press through its Web site (freep.com) is offering for $14.95 " a 128-page book to commemorate the Tigers' magical season - even if they somehow lose the World Series." ... Among the more creative ways fans are trying to be part of the action without tickets in Detroit: watching on TV in a party bus parked near the stadium.