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The 10 Spot: April 13, 2007


1. The Patriots tried to mimic the "Red Sox Babies" promotion but they hit a snag when Tom Brady misunderstood the instructions and tried to provide all the babies himself. -- Mike, Arlington, Va.

2. Drew Bledsoe retired Wednesday after 14 years in the NFL. He had been planning to make the announcement later in the year, but not surprisingly he was unable to side-step the issue. -- Kraig, Grand Rapids, Mich.

3. Jimmy Rollins declared the Phillies the "team to beat" in the NL East during spring training. Apparently he was right -- the Braves, Mets and Marlins are beating them regularly. -- Will, Rome, Ga.

4. Upon hearing that their series with the Indians was moving to Milwaukee, the Angels' Bartolo Colon's initial excitement faded quickly when Brewers officials explained that the famed "Sausage Race" was not an eating contest. -- Jeremy, Edgewater, Md.

5. NASCAR driver Michael Waltrip was charged with reckless driving on Tuesday after an accident near his North Carolina home. Waltrip says that he will vigorously defend the charge, noting that most of NASCAR nation would testify that he could not possibly have been speeding. -- Tim, Brewster, N.Y.

6. So what's the difference between nine Star Trek fans at a party, and the 2007 San Francisco Giants lineup? The Trekkies have a better chance of scoring.-- Janice, Palo Alto, Calif.

7. Pacman Jones said this week that he will use his time off from the NFL to go back to West Virginia University and finish his degree. He soon changed his tune, however, when informed that a degree in meteorology only allowed one to predict the rain, not make it rain. -- Ken, Dearborn, Mich.

8. The Knicks were upset over an incident this week in which the Bulls allegedly tried to "run up" the score in order to get the fans in attendance a free Big Mac. In related news, Isiah Thomas, hoping to increase his team's steals, signed the Hamburglar to a four-year, $45 million deal. -- David, Chicago

9. It's still hard for people to believe that Ohio State's Greg Oden is only a teenager when he looks like he is only a couple of years from membership in the AARP. There's a simple explanation: You would look that old too if you spent the first half of your life living in Buffalo. -- Don, Buffalo

10. Hank Aaron expects to be golfing when Barry Bonds breaks his home run record. Ironically, Jack Nicklaus intends to be playing baseball when Tiger Woods breaks his record for most majors. -- Nils, Lincoln, Neb.