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PS: He can do things on the run that are incredible. And he's a great guy on top of that. As much as it was hard to see him break my records, if there's someone I'd like to see do it, it's someone like him.
DP: Why isn't Andy Roddick No. 1 in the world?
PS: He's a great player who has come so close. He's up against two of the greats of all time in Rafa and Roger. Athletically, I think he's a little challenged compared to them. He had his one chance [against Federer] at Wimbledon [in 2009]. He played as well as he could play and wasn't able to close it out. That was his one opportunity to really plant his name in the game.
DP: Could you have made him No. 1?
PS: No, no, no. I could help in a way. It comes down to what you can do on the run. I think Andy's done great. He's gotten every ounce of talent out of himself. He works hard. He wins a lot of matches. To be up there with Roger and Rafa... . It's tough.
• Dressed Up
New MLB executive vice president of baseball operations Joe Torre said this will be the first spring training he won't be with a team in some capacity since 1959. But he doesn't feel badly. "You look around the room, and you see a lot of young faces with the wide-open eyes," Torre said. "And you say, You know what, I think somebody else should be doing this." Torre is excited to still be involved in baseball and not have to put on the close-fitting manager uniforms—"as my wife likes to call them, my playclothes"—anymore.
• Mac on Cam
No one has Greg McElroy slated in the first round, but that doesn't bother the former Alabama quarterback. I asked McElroy who's more ready for the NFL, him or Cam Newton. "I say me," says McElroy, citing his experience in a pro-style offense. "Obviously my talent level has a much lower ceiling than Cam's. But I don't think I'm the only guy who might have that problem. I don't think Peyton Manning is as athletic as Cam."
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