SHOW AND TELL: Eric Show says the San Diego Padres lied to him, his pitching coach ignores him and everyone else is talking behind his back. So he wants to be traded -- or even released. Show, the Padres' leader with 98 career wins but currently 4-8 with a 6.25 ERA, erupted after Sunday's game in Houston.
"I've got to go. It's that simple," Show said in a 25-minute tirade after Manager Greg Riddoch passed over him as an emergency replacement and instead started Derek Lilliquist, who pitched a shutout. "It's kind of like the last straw," Show said, also ripping pitching coach Pat Dobson.
RAW SOX: Boston 3B Wade Boggs, who fouled a ball of his right foot in Seattle on Sunday, missed last night's game in Oakland and X-rays disclosed a small chip fracture on his middle toe. SS Jody Reed fouled a ball off his left foot Sunday and also was out of the Red Sox lineup. They're day-to-day, Reed expected back today. . . . Phillies RHP Ken Howell, through for 1990 with a sore shoulder, determined via arthroscope he has nothing worse than tendinitis; no surgery needed.
CHARITY BEGINS: Barry Bonds and R.J. Reynolds, fined $1,500 each for missing a Pirates-sponsored charity auction, plan to appeal. Bonds said he has been helping care for his ailing infant. Reynolds, who appears at dozens of team functions, said he disliked charging youths for autographs.
"That's what it came down to, a card show," Reynolds said. "Charge a kid for an autograph? I don't play that game."