-- The 2006 youthful Florida Marlins--it's Dontrelle Willis, Miguel Cabrera and 23 other guys wearing HELLO, MY NAME IS stickers. The team now takes the field to shouts of "Remember the Alamo!" ... The Phillies accidently sent cockfighting DVDs to potential season ticket buyers ... If this is Barry Bond's last season, the guy deserves a good-riddance tour ... Cracking down on steroids affects pitchers about as much as power hitters. Plenty of fastballs are a foot shorter (loss of velocity) since three strikes and you're out policy, causing a spike in home runs ...Why MLB plans to get into the business of selling supplements to players: Every club need a good "pharm" team ... Did you know John McGraw is the all-time leader for ejections from a game with 131 times thrown out? Braves manager Bobby Cox is third with 117 ... Cardinals pitcher Chris Carpenter was asked to name his favorite pitcher. "Bud Light," came the reply ... If baseball players had to earn their incomes like golfers, they would have fewer injuries.
-- Dottie Dennis wonders how many people know which country makes Panama hats. It's Ecuador.
-- New NBC broadcaster Al Michaels is known in the business for always needing special treatment, demanding he stays in the finest hotels and having a private jet at his disposal ... Don't tell us our neighbor Fred isn't an athlete. He's got a sports hernia, jock rash, athlete's foot, swimmer's ear, turf toe and tennis elbow ... Largest operating profit of an athletics program: #1 - Georgia, $23.9 mil; #2 - Michigan, $17.1 mil; and #3 - Wisconsin, $15.8 mil.
-- Heat's Shaq O'Neal got his second career triple double (double figures in points, rebounds and assists in one game) recently and it wasn't in the drive-through at Wendy's.
-- Whenever Arnold Palmer participates in a celebrity golf tourney, he hopes "to be paired with golfers Kathy Ireland or Cheryl Ladd, but it's usually Dr. Ruth."
-- If you're late for work, which NASCAR driver would you want driving your cab? A survey said Tony Stewart (62 percent).
-- And finally, Mark Friedline asks why do so many Frenchmen eat snails? 'Cause they don't like fast food.
(Some of the information in this column was obtained from other news organizations)
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