*Quiet as it's kept, a lot of cities get more excited about the day rookies and selected veterans report than the day pitchers and catchers report - and this is one of them.
*Actually, the pitching predicament at the All-Star Game last week wasn't as dire as it seemed. Whitey Ford was ready to take the mound if needed.
*When we were all speculating about who would carry golf while Tiger Woods was away, did any of us guess Greg Norman? And in hindsight, is there a better choice?
*Shaquille O'Neal finds Jesse Jackson's comments about Barack Obama to be crude, tasteless and juvenile.