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Five Spot / Quick hitters on the light side

1. SINK OR SWIM

The Potomac Nationals minor league baseball team staged Titanic Night on Sunday, as women and children were let into the stadium 15 minutes early. Gotta think having Celine Dion sing the national anthem was out of their price range.

2. TALKING THE TALK

Ivy League basketball coaches are proposing that the college conference adopt a four-team postseason tournament to send the winner to the NCAA Tournament. The schools' debating teams will argue the point in a two-week tournament, which will be carried by C-SPAN.

3. 'DOG HAS HIS DAY

The Pacers' David West autographed a pair of shoes and a jersey to Cavaliers mascot "Moondog" after Moondog had an eye injury suffered from a punch from West. Yeah, Moondog probably is really anxious to put on a shirt from the guy who slugged him.

4. IDLENESS OF MARCH

St. John's basketball coach Steve Lavin reportedly will give the school's commencement speech later this year. Well, at least he had plenty of time in March to work on it.

5. IDLING IN ISELIN

A recent brushfire near Met Life Stadium in New Jersey caused the New Jersey Turnpike to close. Authorities became worried when the average speed on the crowded highway went from 15 to 10 mph.

-- Budd Bailey