The Answer: The Redskins' defense on the Raven's first-quarter field goal try, and Paris Hilton backstage at the MTV Video Music Awards.

The Question: Who had 12 men last night?

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Demetrius Williams, the Ravens' fourth-round pick this year, could have a major impact. Just send him three or four yards off the line of scrimmage, get him the ball and stay out of his way. He looks explosive after the catch.

Who has a worse winning percentage, Jason Johnson or Jeff George?

I'm too tired to look it up.

David Wells has left Boston, but he won't be forgotten. The Red Sox are retiring his bar stool.

I can admit when I'm wrong, probably because I've had so much practice. When the Orioles were courting Frank Thomas during the winter meetings, I shot down the idea like Lonny Baxter cruising the White House. But Thomas has 28 homers and 79 RBIs, and he hasn't broken down.

My bad.

Ed Rogers and Tim Byrdak cleared waivers and have been outrighted to Triple-A Ottawa, so they remain in the organization.

I'd like to see a healthy Byrdak at spring training next year. Same with John Parrish, who could be the left-handed specialist this team needs. If he can stay off the operating table.

Julio Manon and Winston Abreu have left Ottawa and are joining the Orioles today. Manon's 30 saves lead the International League. Abreu's nine wins lead the Lynx.

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