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I recall a great draftsman, artist and professor of mine telling of a courtroom reportage gig he once had of a high profile case. He showed up the first day and drew the defendant  dressed in his courtroom best, handsome and polished.... Innocent until proven guilty. As the facts of the case presented themselves his perception of the defendant changed. and so too did his drawings. Until, like a sinister twist on the idiom, beauty is in the eye of the beholder,  the drawings became as monstrous and twisted as the defendant's soul. Ball point pen on today's newsprint ...

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Ball point pen on the morning newsprint A-Rod broke out of his post season slump with a great series against the Minnesota Twins. Last night he hit a game tying home run in the seventh inning to help the Yanks sweep the Twins 3 games to none. In the series Rodriguez contributed in each of the three games, hitting .455 (5 for 11) with three runs, two homers, six RBIs, and set a personal record for most runs knocked in during a post season series. The Yankees will play the Los Angeles Angels (who swept Boston) in the A.L.C.S for the right to go to the World Series. ...

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