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Braves losing track of Sanders and Sunday plans

Atlanta Braves management seems to be getting a bit tired of Deion Sanders' extracurricular activities, especially his plan to suit up for both the Braves and the NFL's Falcons on Sunday.

Braves general manager John Schuerholz said Thursday he didn't know whether Sanders would stick to his plan to play for the Falcons in Miami on Sunday afternoon and then fly back here to play in Game 5 for the Braves on Sunday night.

Asked whether Sanders had made the trip from Atlanta with the team Thursday (which he had), Schuerholz replied: "Go look yourself. It's not my day to watch him."

Manager Bobby Cox and several players said they think Sanders will pull off the double play. "I've got a hunch he'll do both," Cox said.

Sanders, who has time for football, baseball and Nike commercials, did not have time for the media Thursday.

Did you want a pool?

Pittsburgh free-agent-to-be Barry Bonds created a bit of a stir when he was spotted house-hunting in Atlanta this week. Bonds drove through several neighborhoods and told a resident of northeast Atlanta that he was looking for "a good-size house with a lot of land."

Bonds, who has said several times he would like to play for the Braves, confirmed the trip, saying he was just looking ahead.

"I just want to be prepared, and I would say there is nothing wrong with that," Bonds said. "I don't want to be put in a position where I'm not familiar with the area."

Oh, yeah, there's Tom

Much of the attention for tonight's Game 3 has centered on Pittsburgh rookie pitcher Tim Wakefield and his dancing knuckleball. Lost in the shuffle is Atlanta starter Tom Glavine, who posted a 20-8 record and has a shot at a second straight Cy Young Award.

Glavine was bothered for a while by a fractured rib but said the injury is behind him. He had a 1-5 record and 4.21 ERA in his last seven regular-season starts but pitched five shutout innings Sunday. "I feel comfortable again now," he said.


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