Carry the fire

Kevin Garnett's competitive fire runs hot, and Ray Allen feels the burn

Originally Published: November 15, 2012
By Howard Bryant | ESPN The Magazine

BEFORE GAME 3 of the World Series in Detroit, the fraternity of the sport bloomed. Opposing players, from Gerald Laird and Prince Fielder to Barry Zito and Tim Lincecum, exchanged embraces. Former pros who had moved on to their second acts, in the broadcast booth (Kevin Millar, David Wells, Dennis Eckersley) and the MLB Players Association (Bobby Bonilla, Tony Clark), caught up with the relatively recently retired (Frank Thomas, Pudge Rodriguez). Even the GM of the Tigers and ...

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