Tom Ricketts's plans for renovating Wrigley Field, including adding a video board, have met with resistance. The Cubs' owner explained his motives. "We have to bring it into the 21st century," Ricketts told me. "Now when [fans] have a question or want to know a stat or see a replay, they're looking down at their iPhones. We want them looking up at the field." ... MLB executive Joe Torre suggested replay will expand, but one aspect of the game is off-limits: "Balls and strikes. From the time I started playing this game—and the game was alive long before me—that's always been something that the umpire's eye sees." ... Grizzlies coach Lionel Hollins isn't under contract for next season, but that hasn't been a problem. "It could have been an issue," Hollins told me, "because players know when coaches are lame ducks. I have a very good group that saw the bigger picture." ... I asked David Robinson if Spurs coach Gregg Popovich ever yelled at him. "All the time," Robinson said. "He's just very focused on what's going on. He doesn't like the frilly stuff. That's what I loved about him."