Sunday's List of 13: Wrapping up a sports Saturday..........
13) Roy Halladay earned his paycheck Saturday, throwing a three-hit shutout at the red-hot Mets, giving the Phillies a much-needed 10-0 win. Its still really early in the season, but a Met sweep this weekend would have set a dangerous tone for the two-time defending NL champs.
12) Johnny Damon hit a walk-off HR for the Tigers; Damon is hitting a brisk .344 for Detroit, his fifth major league team.
11) Can we get Javier Vazquez traded already? He is 1-3, 9.75 in his first five starts, further proof that he's not a good fit for the Bronx.
10) Pirates scored five runs in their first three games at Dodger Stadium this weekend, losing Saturday night to a kid making his first major league start. Garrett Jones missed Saturday's game after a piece of food lodged in his esophagus Friday night. Luckily, Jones is OK.
9) Andruw Jones homered twice in the first three innings Saturday, then caught a fly ball in leftcenter field while he wasn't looking; he turned his head to the right almost a full second before the ball landed in his glove.
8) If you'd bet just $2 across the board on Calvin Borel in each of past four Kentucky Derbies -- an investment of $24 -- you'd have pocketed a cool $250.20.
7) Jerry Hissam, the agent for Borel, made $35,625 off Saturday's win. Hope they gave the horse extra-special oats Sunday morning.
6) Alexis Barba, the trainer of Make Music for Me, who finished fourth in the Kentucky Derby, used to train and care for Charlie O the mule, the real live mascot for the Kansas City/Oakland A's in the late 60's.
5) Defenseman Max Talbot of the Penguins lives in a house that used to be a funeral home. Not sure I could sleep in a house like that.
4) There have already been 22 too many men on the ice penalties in this spring's Stanley Cup playoffs, more than all of last year's playoffs.
3) Lot of debate about whether the questions Miami Dolphins asked their prospective draftees were appropriate or not, especially ones they asked Dez Bryant, whose mother's drug use is common knowledge in the NFL. Apparently, this practice has been going on for years. Hopefully, the NFL will encourage teams to become a little more human in questioning the kids who are about to be drafted.
2) Maybe if the NFL moved up its draft a few weeks, to just after March Madness, teams would have less time to prepare, wouldn't obsess to this degree and the whole process could become a little more normal.
1) I'm told the Kentucky Derby is the only American horse race that has 20 horses in it; not sure why that is, but I love the big field.