Just leave, baby.

A weekly look at the sports commentariat.
Feb. 18 2002 6:42 PM

Just Leave, Baby

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Etc.: The Philadelphia Daily News' Bill Conlin says move over, Max Patkin. Bud Selig's trying to steal your title. "You have to go back to Napoleon in Russia during 1812 to find a leader who has had a worse winter than baseball's new clown prince." … NBA scouts say Kansas point guard Kirk Hinrich could be the second guard picked in this year's draft if he decides to leave early, Adam Thompson writes in CNNSI.com … If New Orleans basketball fans want the Charlotte Hornets to move to the Big Easy, they aren't showing it, the New Orleans Times-Picayune's Peter Finney writes. In six weeks, they've bought 2,062 season tickets. … The Charlotte Observer's Tom Sorensen on the Daytona 500: "This wasn't racing. This was wrestling, but with helmets. And that's good." … Finally, CNNSI.com college basketball writer Grant Wahl tracked down his colleagues' preseason all-America picks and found some egregious errors. One New York writer tabbed UCLA standout Jesse Capaldo for the team—apparently, he meant to vote for Jason Kapono. Worse, a Minnesota writer cast a vote for Missouri's "Jaron Rush," who left UCLA two years ago. He meant to vote for JaRon's brother, Kareem.

Bryan Curtis, Slate's "Middlebrow" columnist, writes for Grantland, Texas Monthly, and Newsweek. Follow him on Twitter.

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