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Good morning, from the middle of Manhattan.

So much to say...with just a New York Minute to spare.

There seems to be a managerial trend in Major League Baseball...journeymen catchers becoming Big League managers.

Eric Wedge. Joe Girardi. Bob Geren.

I missed my calling.

And what is this I read about Derek Jeter getting booed in the Semi-Final game of the World Baseball Classic? Clearly the Vendors slipped something in the Kool-Aid they were serving.

Speaking of the WBC, I found it quite strange that the Japanese could win the tournament with Kenji Johjima batting cleanup, especially when the only thing he cleaned last year in Seattle was the rest of the team's laundry after getting benched towards the end of the season. He's been a total disaster for the Mariners.

In fact, between the landmark arrival of Ichiro Suzuki and the much-ballyhooed arrival of Daisuke Matsuzaka, every single Japanese import has been nothing more than a flash in the pan.

Like Hideki Irabu, although his pan may have been bigger than everyone else's.

How is Steve Wozniak still in play for the Dancing With The Stars title? There was nothing more offensive to watch than Wozniak doing the "worm" on national television.

I'd rather have watched two hours straight of The Hills.

A few nights ago, the Knicks honored a bevy of former greats at Madison Square Garden by inviting back one player who best represented the team for each of the past seven decades.

Guys like Patrick Ewing. Bernard King. Willis Reed.

Fast forward ten years and who will they invite back to represent the 2000s?

Frederic Weis?

LeBron James is looking more and more like Michael Jordan by the day. At least on the basketball court, anyway.

And he'll stay in Cleveland, too.

Alex Rodriguez will be back in the Yankees lineup by May 1st. Write it down. He's too much of a narcissist not to beat the odds and come back early.

Hurry back, Alex. Not sure that I can stomach another picture of you kissing yourself in a full-sized mirror.

Just how good was the 2008 NBA Draft? Half of the players picked in the first round could end up becoming an All-Star within the next two seasons, or less.

On the contrary, the 2009 Draft looks to be atrocious.

Outside of Blake Griffin, the clear-cut number one pick, the Draft pool is Paris Hilton-thin. I bet Brandon Jennings can't take the first plane out of Italy fast enough in June.

I was saddened to hear of the passing of former WWE Superstar Test last week in Tampa. Too many former wrestlers are dying in what should be the prime of their life thanks to what many believe to be steroid abuse.

It kind of makes you wonder why the same thing hasn't happened to more professional baseball players.

I'm just saying...

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