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I tried to keep it a secret for as long as I could, but you'll now learn that I do make the occasional mistake. I'm told that it's Jamal Lewis, not Jamel White, who refers to himself in the third person, and who received some jabs from 98 Rock's Jerry Coleman. Sort of ruins my quip. I hate when that happens. Anyway, apologies all around.

Ironic that I would make another reference to Lewis, and I'm the one who dropped the ball.

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I'm pretty sure this is accurate: Former Orioles pitching coach Mark Wiley has resurfaced as the Rockies' special assistant for baseball operations. He grew tired of waiting for new Marlins manager Joe Girardi to decide whether to retain him as pitching coach, so he moved into a front office position. Definitely one of the really good guys in baseball. I assumed that he'd rejoin Mike Hargrove in Seattle. The Mariners contacted him, but he was waiting on Girardi.

I love sideline reporters on football telecasts because they provide so much material. They can be so bad that they're good, except for Eric Dickerson, who was just bad. Did anyone catch ABC's Suzy Shuster interviewing Nebraska coach Bill Callahan after the Cornhuskers' win over Colorado. Callahan was still dripping from his Gatorade bath on the sidelines when Shuster stuck a microphone in his face and asked: "Was that one of the more gratifying dumps you've had?"

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I'm sure it was. And this time, he didn't need to bring along something to read.

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