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Five Spot / Quick hitters on the light side

1. STUCK IN NEUTRAL

Now that his Bears have lost, President Obama says he's remaining absolutely neutral when it comes to this year's Super Bowl between the Packers and Steelers. Apparently the political commentators are correct -- Obama is moving toward the center these days.

2. RED LIGHT DISTRICT

Ex-baseball manager Bobby Valentine was recently discovered directing traffic in his current home town of Stamford, Conn. Apparently you never forget your time as a third-base coach.

3. ONE MORE ERROR

Former baseball Rookie of the Year Steve Sax was one of the panelists on Sean Hannity's Fox News show on Wednesday. When a producer asked Sax to "toss it to Hannity," Sax missed the host and threw it in the stands out of force of habit.

4. TAKING HIS TIME

Darryl Strawberry will run to the top of the Empire State Building next week to raise money for cancer research. We'll have to see if he launches into a full-out sprint up the stairs, or sticks to his home run trot.

5. GETTING THE HANG OF IT

Justine Henin has announced her retirement from tennis. It's the second time she's left the sport, and she's still only 28. There's lots of time left for her to catch Brett Favre.

-- Budd Bailey