MLB: When was the last time the Mets’ manger didn’t start the season on the hot seat? Here are BoDog’s odds on which manager will be the first to be fired in 2010 (via Ben Maller): Jerry Manuel 2/1; Ron Washington 11/4; Ozzie Guillen 9/2; Lou Piniella 5/1; Dave Trembley 6/1; A.J. Hinch 8/1, Bruce Bochy 8/1.
COLLEGE BASKETBALL: Speakin’ of days gone by … you gotta love the high school coach who mailed Jon Scheyer a picture of himself bleeding after a loss to Virginia Commonwealth in the 2007 NCAA Tournament. As if the now-Blue Devil needs any more motivation.
GOLF: Here’s hoping we can get back to golf on the golf page some time after 2 p.m. today. In the meantime, you gotta feel at least a little bad for a guy whose kindergarten teacher even turns on him. Tiger can’t buy a friend off the PGA Tour. Thankfully, there’s Mark O’Meara.
NBA: Speaking of goin’ golfing … it appears the Toronto Raptors might escape an early vacation this season. But despite hanging on by a thread to the No. 8 seed in the East, some are saying that Chris Bosh has already checked out mentally.
NASCAR: Hey, all you No. 3 fans, the city of Kannapolis, N.C., is offering bricks for $33 or three bricks for $88 for the Dale Earnhardt Tribute site on Main Street. "With the new focus and energized efforts around our NASCAR heritage with the opening of the NASCAR Hall of Fame, we felt this was an excellent time to relaunch our effort to pave the Tribute site with fan bricks," said Gary Mills, Director of Parks & Recreation for Kannapolis. "Funds raised from this sale will help us raise the money we need to complete the site as originally designed."