There will be no "Jeterian" comments today.
***CUBS PICK A NEW MANAGER***
They chose Mike Quade, their third base coach and interim manager last year. He received an endorsement from none other than previous Cubs manager, Lou Piniella, who felt Mike's best asset was his extensive minor league managing background. Lou's right: managing minor league teams is good experience for managing the Cubs. He'll never know the difference.
***YANKS' ALBALADEJO GOES TO JAPAN***
This is great news for Michael Kay, who has never pronounced his name the same way twice in a row.
***BRAD DICKSON'S ON FIRE***
"Not a lot of local pregame interest for the United Football League championship. Last week in Omaha, a random drawing for tickets was held. The winner received 16,000 tickets to the game."
"In the first-ever football game in the new Yankee Stadium, Notre Dame beat Army 27-3. Because it's Yankee Stadium, seven of Notre Dame's points came on home runs."
***RJ CURRIE DIDN'T THINK THIS THROUGH***
"Canadian crooner Michael Buble, co-owner of the Vancouver Giants hockey team, made headlines this week by saying he and his fiancee - Argentine actress and model Luisana Lopilato - will wed twice. One ceremony will be in her native land, the second in Vancouver. Is it just me, or does this sound like much I-do about nothing?"
Much I-do about nothing? Nothing? RJ, did you even LOOK at her picture?