Jason Giambi turned back the clock during spring training and is ready to play first base.
Derek Jeter bruised his right pinky finger last night. This notebook also has updates on Phil Hughes, Andy Pettitte and Scott Patterson.
The first Sunday notes column has some projected bad news for Yankees and Mets fans. The first power rankings are out as well along with assorted tidbits.
A few people gave me a hard time for selecting three No. 1 seeds to make the Final Four. But I honestly didn’t see anybody beating North Carolina, Kansas and UCLA. The Tar Heels and Bruins are in and I expect Kansas to destroy Davidson today. Davidson’s Stephen Curry is a heck of a story but the Jayhawks will overwhelm them inside. I fear Memphis will beat Texas but I will be rooting for the Longhorns.
I still like UNC to win it all. Their guards are solid and Tyler Hansbrough is the best player in the country. As Jay Bilas said on CBS last night, he has more will than skill and his skill is great.