1) Here's an interesting take on all the recent stuff going on with A-Rod (scroll down to the Feb 1 post). I never thought about it, but he makes a good point: A-Rod was pretty great in the playoffs (well, except for a couple games), and Jeter...wasn't. And yet only one of them gets all the blame. A-Rod accepts it, Jeter doesn't. Of course, this neglects The Slap, which is huge, but still.
2) From the all-too-rare department: a sports columnist -- from New York! -- goes back to something he wrotes years ago and admits he was way off. The lines when Belichik quit the Jets were classic: "Belichick was just another hustler, another football coach on the make like Parcells, only not as good." Of course he takes some other columnists down with him. The best is "Jets fans should be breathing a sigh of relief today. They should consider themselves fortunate, very fortunate, that Bill Belichick isn't the head coach of their football team."
3) Earlier we were talking about players making a huge deal of no-trade clauses, when it's really about the money. Well, Delgado managed to combine both those considerations into one! Pretty sneaky.