Having swept the Yanks for the first time in five years, the 8--4 AL East leaders were riding a power-packed lineup their Hall of Fame ex-manager Earl Weaver would have loved. More happy times ahead: Weaver's old minor league club, the Rochester Red Wings, is giving him a bobblehead night on May 14. The doll has a movable leg for kicking dirt on umps.
He's not only hot under the collar--the Boss erupted last week saying he was "bitterly disappointed" by the Yankees' slow start--he's also hot on the trail of a Kentucky Derby win. His colt Bellamy Road is the early favorite for the May 7 race at Churchill Downs.
South Carolina coach is loving life back in college after his 12--20 tenure with the Redskins--and Gamecocks faithful are loving him back. Nearly 39,000 were at last week's intrasquad game. (Usually only 10,000 show up.) Spurrier, 59, to USA Today: "I'm sort of a reborn football coach."
Sure they've struggled lately (four straight losses), but they're in! Team that was 12--17 at Christmas, and reeling from the resignation of coach Hubie Brown, made the postseason for the second straight year.