'Your papers, please' must never be heard in America
Independent voices from the TWT Communities
Compiled By PAUL MONTELLA
It is more rare than a perfect game and about as uncommon as an unassisted triple play.
The discovery of century-old baseball cards in an Ohio attic isn't going to make anyone super-rich even though it has being called one of the most exciting finds in the history of sports card collecting.
Karl Kissner picked up a soot-covered cardboard box that had been under a wooden dollhouse in his grandfather's attic. Taking a look inside, he saw baseball cards bundled with twine. They were smaller than the ones he was used to seeing.
On a baseball field, players back up teammates to limit the damage from errors. The Justice Department, embarrassed by an error that caused a mistrial of Roger Clemens last year, has added more prosecutors in hopes of containing any missteps as it seeks to convict the famed pitcher of lying to Congress when he said he never used performance-enhancing drugs.
He said the government needs to be careful not to devote enormous resources to the case.
"It's no secret that the first ride was a bumpy one for the government trial team," said Ty Cobb, a former federal prosecutor now in private practice, where he specializes in white-collar criminal defense and congressional investigations. "Adding talented lawyers is probably a wise move."