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Baseball's Holliday season off to rousing start

Matt Holliday's headfirst was ill-advised, but baseball's second season is off to a flying start. Keown's List

Updated: October 2, 2007, 5:35 PM ET
By Tim Keown | Page 2

For you young ballplayers out there, Matt Holliday just showed you three reasons why you never, ever, under any circumstances slide headfirst into home plate. For one, you can break a bone -- a hand on a shin guard, a finger on a spike, a jaw on a shoe. For two, you can chin-butt the ground, never a good idea. And for three, you can miss the plate and be out.

But besides Holliday's Tom Emanski moment -- or maybe because of it -- things might not get any better than the first day of October. ...

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