Minor league note of the week: Former major league catcher Terry Kennedy is the new manager of the Cardinals' Class A team in St. Petersburg, Fla. Out of baseball last year, Kennedy took 34 hours of classes, mostly in English literature, at Cal State-San Marcos. "I read all the biggies: Chaucer, Swift, Pope," says Kennedy. "They were hard to understand at first, but I finally got what a heroic couplet is." Will his English studies help him with his managing? "Yeah, right," says Kennedy. "These guys probably haven't heard of Gulliver's Travels. They think that Swift is Billy Swift, and that he wrote a book about pitching."