Thursday, October 05, 2006

The most expensive chess team in history

From "The games before the games" at The Journal News:
There was quite a game at Yankee Stadium last week. It started off a bit one-sided until some aggressive strategy made it close at the end. Then a bold stroke proved to be decisive.

The spectators nodded approvingly when it was over, and the players shook hands.

Not baseball. It was a chess match between right-hander Cory Lidle and backup first baseman Craig Wilson....

When the Yankees were in Kansas City earlier this month, Lidle checkmated Alex Rodriguez. The third baseman was spotted at his locker the next day reading a book about chess strategy.

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