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By David A. Clarke Jr.
Blame Washington's intelligence failure, not lack of police
Topic - A. Bartlett Giamatti
Back in 1989, a rock-rumped sports columnist writing under my name shared this opinion with readers of The Washington Times: "Now and forever, Shoeless Joe Jackson and Brainless Pete Rose have one thing in common. Neither belongs in the Hall of Fame."
BART GIAMATTI: A PROFILE
Bart Giamatti, the late commissioner and scholar, famously wrote of baseball, "It breaks your heart. It is designed to break your heart. The game begins in the spring, when everything else begins again, and it blossoms in the summer, filling the afternoons and evenings, and then as soon as the chill rains come, it stops and leaves you to face the fall alone."