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What's hot, what's not
at spring training 2001

Special to Page 2

It might not feel like spring in the Northeast, but it certainly does in Florida and Arizona, where baseball is heating up. So, what are the hottest items for spring training 2001? Page 2 reveals its list:

Page 2's Hot 'n' Not list at spring training 2001
Category Hot Not
Replica jersey at souvenir stand Alex RodriguezA-Rod as a Ranger Ken Griffey Jr.Griffey Jr. as a Red
GM named Kevin Kevin Towers Kevin Malone
Relocated player Mike MussinaMike Mussina Manny RamirezManny Ramirez
Japanese import Ichiro Mizuno
AL team to challenge Yankees A's Red Sox
Young flamethrower Ben Sheets Kris Benson
Jewish poster boy Gabe Kapler Gabe Kapler Shawn Green Shawn Green
Endorsement contract Jordan Brand EAS
Agent Hendricks Bros. Scott Boras
Ballpark food Pac Bell garlic fries Boog's Baltimore BBQ
In-season ballpark amenity San Diego beach volleyball Bank One's outfield hot tub
Spring training destination Scottsdale Stadium Any Florida park
Injury Torn labrum Degenerative hip
Player girlfriend Miss Universe Playmate of the Millennium
Brothers Giambis Guerreros
Road-trip hobby PlayStation 2 Spectravision adult films
Closer of the future Keith Foulke Keith Foulke Mariano Rivera Mariano Rivera
Offseason chump Gord Ash Tom Hicks
Movie subject Cape Cod summer leagues Love of the Game
He's due Willie Randolph Davey Lopes
We're sick of ... Roger Clemens Roger Clemens Sammy Sosa Sammy Sosa
Music played before at-bat J-Lo DMX
Players' electronic must-have Portable DVD player Portable CD player
Pitch High heat Cutter
Historical homage "Shot Heard 'Round the World" 10-Year Anniversary: 1991 Twins
Way to cheat Stealing signs from CF Stealing signs from 2B
AAA prospect Sean Burroughs Sean Burroughs,
Nick Johnson Nick Johnson,
Functional accessory Wrist sweat bands Body armor
Photo-op favorite Carlos Delgado Carlos Delgado Kerry Wood Kerry Wood
Brewing controversy Strike zone Steroid abuse
World Series favorites The Yankees The Yankees
Contract trend Signing 15-year-olds Marketing clauses

Dan Shanoff, a former editor for, is an honorary member of Page 2's editorial wrecking crew.

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