Spring has sprung, the grass is riz, got morning links here, and David Ortiz:
We had Ortiz, anyway. His silver hoop earring and matching necklace ensemble went a-jingling out of the WBC Saturday, which was heartening, the jewelry he and his Dominican Rep. teammates wore enough to pay a year's salary for the Cuban team that defeated them. So it's Cuba vs Japan in tonight's final.
Leafs continue not to concede, eking out a 1-0 win in Pittsburgh on a penalty shot winner by Chad Kilger (really, it was), two power outages (and chants of "new arena") adding an element of mickey-mouse. Meantime, here's some odds on making the playoffs and the latest update from the east's taffy pull:
8 Montreal 71
9 Atlanta 70
10 We'renotconcedinganything 68
11 Islanders 66
Chelsea lose, fans storm on to the field, Jose blames the referees.