As thoughts turn to the greensward, we celebrate the return of the grand old game with these diamond gems:
• Teaching baseball to a 2-year-old [Mark Bazer]
The latest column by a local wit.
For more Mark, catch his Interview Show tonight with rapper Rhymefest, filmmaker Steve Delahoyde, author Marcus Sakey and standup comedian Jena Friedman. The Hideout, 1354 W. Wabansia Ave., Chicago. Doors 6 p.m., show 6:30 p.m. $5.
• Haruki Murakami previews the 2008 Chicago Cubs [Emdashes]
Not actually by Murakami, but possibly by Fukudome.
• Steve Lyons would like to see your breasts, please [Deadspin]
Then again, who wouldn't?