-- Popular Atlanta T-shirt: "Hank Did It On Steak & Eggs". Imagine Aaron on steroids playing in today's smaller ballparks--over 1,000 HRs? ... In 1949, Indians' farm director Hank Greenberg filed this scouting report on "Hammerin' Hank": "Has a hitch in his swing and will never hit good pitching" ... Everytime Giants' Barry Bonds comes to bat, our neighbor Bob tries to find something more relevant, like the latest Lindsay Lohan interview ... "Greed Monster" Roger Clemens once again will post a guard at his estate front gate to stop Halloween trick-or-treaters ... Marlins suspended pitcher Scott Olsen for two games recently after a dugout tantrum. The cause? His uniform jersey was missing a button ... Here's how well things are going for the Brewers--one of the team's Racing Sausages mascots leads the league in steals.
-- The Hagerstown Suns (Md.) had a Nora Roberts bobblehead giveaway. Roberts is the author of many a romance novel.
-- According to history buff J.B. Bahner, five-star General Dwight D. Eisenhower had five stars sewn on the lapel of his pajamas.
-- Carmella Garcia, wife of Bucs' new quarterback Jeff: "Coach (Jon) Gruden wouldn't let us go on our honeymoon but at least he didn't bring the playbook to our April 21 wedding" ... We hear the latest Harry Potter book has a chapter involving Harry waging a bloody battle with eight of Michael Vick's pit bulls ... Vick's attorney should avoid saying at all costs, "My client has been 'hounded' by these accusations and the prosecutor is 'barking' up the wrong tree" ... Did you know Oakland rookie quarterback Ja Marcus Russell can hurl a football 40 yards while seated on the turf? Try it! ... In 1958, Colts quarterback Johnny Unitas (who despised his coach, Don Shula) was the hero of "the greatest game ever played" and made only $17,500 for the season. Minimum salary for a rookie today is $275,000.
-- Two years ago, the Big East was getting chased down the street by Freddy Kruger. This year in college football, the Big East has three teams in the pre-season top 12 (Louisville, West Virginia and Rutgers).
-- Michael Jordan's son Jeff will walk on at Illinois. The last son who had bigger shoes to fill was Jesus.
-- In Pamplona, why not a safer, more gentle Running of the Pigs or Sheep Festival?
-- A couple of weeks ago, the Iraqi soccer team won the Asian Cup. Younic Mahmoud was the hero and you ought to see his wife, "Posh" Mahmoud.
-- And finally, former Brockport College legend LeRoy Greer passes on a couple of helpful summer driving tips: When cutting through yards at night, look out for kids in tents and firemen like it when you race alongside them.
(Some of the information in this column was obtained from other news organizations)