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Coaches wearing mittens, Jeffrey Loria in a series of can't-miss television pilots, the Houston Astros in first place, and other April Baseball Things.

In 1994, Heath Shuler was among the top quarterback prospects in the world, and bound for Washington with great expectations. In the years since, Washington has undone Shuler more than once, first as a Redskins quarterback and then as a North Carolina congressman.

In The Paint, an exhibition of basketball art produced by a lively, supportive community of artists, was supposed to open in Cambridge on Friday. With the city locked down and in fear, that's currently in doubt. But whenever it opens, In The Paint will be a good thing, and a reminder of some other good things in turn.

“The funny thing is, anybody can manage grass; it’s about managing people, and people’s expectations of the way the grass needs to be, the way the grass needs to look.”

Pat Summerall was what football sounded like for a few generations of people. So it makes sense to imagine his voice where it doesn't strictly belong. Just because it wasn't Summerall breaking it down in Joe Montana Sports Talk Football 2 doesn't mean it couldn't or shouldn't have been.

It's comforting to see ESPN's Colin Cowherd as a mutant, mainly because he acts like one. But he's also an incarnation of a whole horrible and highly successful way of thinking, talking, and yelling about sports. None of it is good, but the last bit's worse.

The Brooklyn Nets are not a great team, or even a greatly likable team. But for a fan who waited his whole life for a true home team, they're more than enough.

Everyone felt the same sadness and horror on Marathon Monday. But for reasons obvious and less-obvious, it all feels very different when you're from there.

On not being there, and knowing and not wanting to know, and some other responses evoked by the horror at the Boston Marathon.

Jeremy Lin has proven that he belongs in the NBA. But what does the greatest Asian-American basketball player of all time mean to Asian-American basketball players, and Asian-American hoops culture?