Good to be here. Is it just me, or does it seem that the only place from which the United States has an effective exit strategy is Roland Garros?
REDS WIN SEVEN STRAIGHT, MOVE INTO FIRST PLACE
Veteran pitcher Paul Wilson is 7-0. He's so confident, he's already rented his summer place on the disabled list.
In fact, the Great American Ballpark has become a pitchers' haven since the Ken Griffey Jr. trade winds died down.
The Giants have hired Harvey Shields, Barry Bonds's personal stretch man. He'll continue to work with Barry, but he can see other groins on the side.
Traveling home after a recent start, Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling used his cellphone to call police and get a drunk driver off the road. Be honest. How many of you are waiting for me to say Grady Little would have left him out there?
The A's finally retired Reggie Jackson's number 9. What took them so long? Did they have to get written permission from Mike Gallego?
BUDDY SYSTEM PREVAILS OVER ELEMENTS, HELD AT INDY
Buddy Rice, the first pole sitter to take the 500 since 1997, won the rain-shortened race under a yellow caution flag. Tense finish. During the last lap he was going so slowly, he was almost passed by two guys from Kenya.
Twice the race was delayed for two hours because of passing storms. At one point a desperate IRL president, Tony George, was out trying to dry the track using Jessica Simpson's hair blower.