New year brings new promises

From Alex Rodriguez to Pete Rose to Kevin Brown, the new year brings plenty of things to look forward to.

Originally Published: January 2, 2004
By Alan Schwarz | Special to ESPN.com

All of us can improve, and what better day for promises than Jan. 1? New year, new opportunities, new goals. For example, on Thursday, I vowed to stop being an incorrigible pain in the you-know-what.

Alas, like so many New Year's resolutions, this one bit the dust by halftime of the Rose Bowl. I had a column due. What better way to break the fast than to list other people's New Year's resolutions that probably won't last, either?

Having consulted with several player agents, a few wives ...

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