There's a circle of hell where pitchers face Jack Clark at the plate with Vince Coleman on third and Tommy Herr on first and only one out into eternity. That's the way the Cardinals played the game in the '80s under the direction of flat-topped manager Whitey Herzog. Herzog and those great Cardinal teams played the game right -- as Herzog will tell you. He tells you how others are doing it wrong in his new book, You're Missin' a Great Game: From Casey to Ozzie, the Magic of Baseball and How to Get It Back, which he talks about and signs at Left Bank Books at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 23. Call 367-6731 for information.
-- Eddie Silva