Too soon to cheer

The boos were easy to understand. But the cheers for Rafael Palmeiro make no sense, writes Brian Murphy.

Updated: August 15, 2005, 7:28 PM ET
By Brian Murphy | Special to Page 2

The human condition -- millions of years old, and still a mystery.

Without such human mysteries, we would never gather at The Cooler, no?

Today's question: When early man cheated his neighbor by illegally hunting mastodon in the offseason, did the cheated neighbor wish the illegal mastodon hunter well while the cheat feasted on the poached meat?

Or, put another, clearer way: You were one of the 30,954 at Camden Yards on Sunday. Rafael Palmeiro approached the plate for his first ...

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