Tough day with the Darryl Kile tragedy. Fox handled it quite well, keeping viewers updated while still showing all the action of the game. Tony Larussa appeared live with Joe Buck, who is still mourning his father, and was tearful and reflective. ESPNNews had live coverage of the press conferences of ones close to the situation. Cubs GM Andy McPhail, Cubs Manager Don Baylor and Cardinals GM Walt Jocketty were among those who spoke. Larry Walker was one of the most visibly distraught and went out and hit a homer and started tonight’s game 3-3. Ann Werner of ESPN did some really nice on location reporting in a tough situation. A totally professional, tasteful and somber effort.
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There were obvious ethical questions (consumer fraud, anyone?) about holding out ALL of his starters and regulars in the final exhibition.