Two key players ( Roberto Alomar, Danny Bautista) retired in spring training, outfielder Alex Sanchez got suspended for failing a performance-enhancing drug test, and the bad breaks won't end for these 4--8 AL East cellar-dwellers: The woman who plays team mascot Raymond broke her arm and is out six to eight weeks.
Since he took over as Cavs owner on March 1, the once fourth-seeded team has gone 9--16, putting it in playoff peril. Gilbert fired coach Paul Silas and hasn't backed G.M. Jim Paxson. Even if Cavs do sneak in, Gilbert has helped sour the Second Season of LeBron.
The winner of five medals at the 2000 Olympics finished dead last in the 400 meters at the Mt. San Antonio College Relays. With suspicions of past drug use dogging her, Marion said after the race ... well, we're not sure. She refused to speak to reporters.
The Indians' Juan languishes on the DL, the D-Backs' Luis is cooling off, the Marlins' Alex is three for his last 19, the Pirates' Mike has given up four runs in six innings, and the Devil Rays' Alex plays for the Devil Rays.