Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

T-U 2

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

T-U 2

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TOUCH 'EM ALL

From the Los Angeles Times:

Fans still dig the long ball.

ESPN's telecast of the Home Run Derby was the most-viewed program on an ad-supported cable channel so far this year, SportsBusiness Daily reported.

The contest, won by Twins first baseman Justin Morneau, earned a 6.4 coverage area rating and 9.2 million viewers, beating the 8.4 million viewers who watched the Jan. 31 Democratic presidential debate on CNN.

The derby's rating also was up 25.5 percent from a 5.1 last year, and marked the highest-rated Home Run Derby since 1999, when the program earned a 7.5 rating from Fenway Park.

MINOR-LEAGUE BASEBALL PROMOTION OF THE WEEK

The Grand Prairie, Texas, minor-league baseball team planned an "A-Rod & Madonna Night," with fans wearing an Alex Rodriguez (below) jersey or dressed like Madonna admitted for $1, the Dallas Morning News reported. Couples claiming to "share an agent" also were eligible for $1 seats.

Bill Veeck would have been proud.

AGELESS WONDERS

If Greg Norman can win the British Open today at the age of 53, he'll join a short list of athletes with signature performances when they were seemingly past their prime.

ATHLETE******AGE***YEAR***ACHIEVEMENT

Jack Nicklaus******46***1986***Shoots a final-round 65 to win his 18th major at The

Masters

Nolan Ryan******44***1991***Strikes out 16 in pitching his seventh no-hitter

Andre Agassi******32***2003***Becomes the oldest major winner since 1972,

winning Australian Open

Dara Torres (above)***41***2008***Qualifies in swimming for Beijing, her fifth

Olympics

George Foreman***45***1994***Becomes the oldest heavyweight champion in

boxing history

George Blanda***43***1970***Becomes the oldest quarterback to play in a

conference title game

Julio Franco******48***2007***Becomes the oldest player to hit a home run,

breaking his own record

WONDERBOY

After his home run spree, Texas' Josh Hamilton woke up Tuesday in his Manhattan hotel, turned on the TV and started watching the movie The Natural, about the fictional slugger Roy Hobbs. …

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