You know how, especially in baseball, they talk about the integrity of the game, and the importance of respecting other teams, and respecting the sport and the pennant race by giving a real effort.
Well, take a gander at what Cubs manager Lou Piniella is doing tonight at Shea Stadium.
Alfonso Soriano, not starting.
Derrek Lee, not starting.
Aramis Ramirez, not starting.
(Apparently there was a split-squad game in Tempe.)
In a crucial game for the Mets, Phils and Brewers, Piniella is sitting 76 homers and 276 RBI. If the Mets don't win this one, there ought to be an investigation.