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Found: Gray kitten, slight pine-tar smell

Robert Fick was focused on a kitten rather than hittin'. As Atlanta took batting practice Tuesday night, Fick saw something furry in front of the dugout. A tiny gray cat had been found in a camera bay next to the Braves bench, caught in a tangle of wires and debris. "She barely had her eyes open and she kept falling over when we found her," said Keith DeSantis, a cameraman for the MSG Network. Fick, a first baseman, took notice before Atlanta's game against the Mets. "I thought it was someone's pet. It was playing with a bat," Fick said after Atlanta's 5-3 win. "When they said it didn't belong to anybody, I said I'd take it." Fick said he and his wife, Jennifer, have a couple of cats.

QUESTION OF THE DAY

Which four baseball players have been two-time All-Star Game MVPs?

Answer below.

QUOTABLE

"Ninety percent of the putts that fall short don't go in."

_ YOGI BERRA

Who else?

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BUCS REVISITED: How big are the Bucs in Tampa Bay? WQYK-AM 1010 hopes big enough to help it control sports radio listeners for the rest of the month from 3-6 daily. Beginning Thursday, WQYK will rebroadcast the 2002 season, beginning with the 14-10 win over Miami in the preseason opener. One game a day will be rebroadcast through coverage of the Super Bowl Aug. 1. The Replacement Show, usually on from 3-7, will not air Thursday or Friday. Heidi Heinz, the station's director of marketing and promotions, said no decision had been reached when the show will air, though she said it is expected to return.

ANSWER

Gary Carter, Steve Garvey, Willie Mays, Cal Ripken Jr.

CORRECTION

Trent Klatt signed with the Los Angeles Kings on Monday. Another team was named Tuesday.

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