• By George, No!
Former pitcher Jim Kaat, who worked on Yankees broadcasts for 13 years, believes that the current push to have the late Yankees owner George Steinbrenner inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame is misguided. Currently a broadcaster for the MLB Network, Kaat listed several baseball people who should be inducted first. "Please don't put him in there in front of Bert Blyleven, Jack Morris, Curt Flood or Marvin Miller," he told me.
• Line of the week
Kurt Warner explained how his family is reacting to his being on Dancing with the Stars, the cast of which includes a certain Jersey Shore star (left): "I've got seven kids, and of course the boys could care less. But my one older daughter is excited to meet The Situation."
THE FINE PRINT: Aroldis Chapman became the first major leaguer to hit 105 mph. If you don't count Miguel Tejada driving to BWI to join the Padres.
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1. Tim McCarver discusses Jose Bautista's homer barrage.
2. Danny McBride on the new season of Eastbound and Down.