HOW LONG TO SING THIS SONG? Today's Philadelphia Daily News has a thirty-two page supplement titled "23 Years of Tears", a series of articles on our professional sports teams' collective failure to win a title since 1983. Among other great features, the package includes articles on the 10 moves that backfired (Jeff Ruland! Doug Moe!), blueprints as to what each team needs and articles from the archives on what might-have-been, including Bill Conlin's 10-26-93 piece, filed in Toronto, as to whether crying exists in baseball.
Of course, I've got a theory on all this.