From Sunday

I'll be back on the beat tomorrow, but in the meantime here is Craig Barnes' game story and notebook, the latter a report on his conversation with Jimmy Rollins yesterday.

Saw a recent David Letterman line that made me laugh: "This just in: George Steinbrenner has ordered the Yankees back on steroids."

Well, A-Rod's set to return soon, in time for the Phillies' visit to the new Yankee Stadium in late May. That'll coincidentally be one of my only weekends off this season, because my wife has a birthday that Saturday.  Can't say that I will regret missing that fraudulent, taxpayer-robbing, Bronx parkland-plundering, half-empty bandbox.