Speaking on ESPN Radio today, Keith Olbermann described the following from the New York Times’ Joe LaPointe as “a stilletto in the head” of Mitch Albom. While I find that imagery strangely arousing, LaPointe certainly gets points for understatement.

In his radio broadcast Monday on the Detroit station WJR, the Detroit Free Press sports columnist Mitch Albom made light of suggestions that Tigers pitcher Kenny Rogers had a strange, dark substance on his hand early in Game 2 of the World Series.

Albom told his listeners that the controversy was the result of reporters with œtoo much time on their hands. He chuckled when he told of how he shook Rogers™s hand after the game and found no foreign substance on it after the left-handed Rogers pitched eight shutout innings in a 3-1 victory.

He did not mention that the standard practice is to shake with the right hand.