inessential by Brent Simmons


Sele threw a two-hit, complete game shutout yesterday. Mariners are now 66-25, 19 games ahead of the second-place A's.

These are just the facts; I make no predictions. (Why? Because this is baseball.)

Speaking of the national past-time, I highly recommend George Will's Men at Work, an unromantic, captivating look at the craft of baseball.