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Cohn Zohn

Lowell Cohn's pertinent and impertinent take on sports

Marco Scutaro stays with Giants

I woke up Wednesday morning to discover the Giants have signed Marco Scutaro to a three year deal. Good. This, I believe, is an even more important signing than Angel Pagan — and signing him was very important. The Giants also signed Jeremy Affeldt — key — but they have not signed Brian Wilson. If you can put sentiment aside, I think the Giants no longer need Wilson, especially after two surgeries. They have an excellent bullpen without him. I… Read More »

Marco Scutaro talks

Here is the opening to my column about Marco Scaturo a day after he got blitzed: ST. LOUIS — Marco Scutaro is a media star. Bring on the paparazzi and put in a call to Wolf Blitzer. Scutaro is famous because Matt Holliday blasted him Monday night when Holliday broke up a double play and in the process almost broke up Scutaro. It was a lion taking down a prawn. Scutaro got revenge when he busted open the game with… Read More »

Marco Scutaro gets even

Here is the opening to my column from Game 2 of the NLCS about Marco Scutaro: SAN FRANCISCO It is the top of the first inning. St. Louis has runners at first and second with one out. Matt Holliday is the runner on first. Allen Craig hits a grounder to Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford, who throws to second baseman Marco Scutaro, who throws to first attempting the double play. He doesn’t get the double play. Part of the reason is… Read More »