-- We just heard how some Yankees will spend October--they'll dress up like Rays for Halloween! ... New York fans said farewell to legendary Yankee Stadium by stealing pieces of it for souvenirs. Bet that's why Yankee fans never get invited to funerals ... Highest priced seat in the new Yankee Stadium will cost $2,500. For that amount of money, I'd want to be the starting pitcher and bat fourth ... Phillies manager Charlie Manuel and his potbelly looks like he's just months away from putting on a Santa suit and posing for pictures at a mall ... Bumped into a Cubs fan recently who claims they have the better hot dogs and that White Sox dogs look like grilled human fingers ... Did you know, when the Cubbies beat the Tigers in the 1908 World Series, attendance for the fifth and final game played in Detroit's Bennett Park was 6,210?
-- According to Patrick Sanders, the peregrine falcon is the fastest living creature, flying up to 174 mph.
-- A Boston medical school wants athletes to donate their brains to the university after their deaths to study long term effects of concussions. Terry Bradshaw said he donated his brain 20 years ago ... Sorry to see Raiders coach Lane Kiffen fired last month. Not even Congress or Katherine Harris could bail him out ... A Wisconsin hunter brought down a 553-lb. bear with a bow last week. No, she didn't bag Refrigerator Perry ... 78 percent of all NFL players are broke, divorced or jobless two years after they stop playing ... Glad to see the Lions dumped Matt Millen, who was the only prez with a lower approval rating than Lonesome George ... O.J. Simpson, 61, has aged so much since his last trial. Now when he's in a slow-speed Bronco chase, he leaves his left turn signal on.
-- We're not saying the United States didn't deserve their first Ryder Cup victory in nine years, but the gracious Europeans certainly erred by conceding those 20-foot putts.
-- In closing, Greg Legas advises his neighbor Bob's wife has an electric blender, toaster and breadmaker and has been constantly complaining that there are too many gadgets and no place to sit down. So her husband bought her an electric chair!
(Some of the information in this column was obtained from other news organizations)