By Ferd Lewis
Now that the Major League baseball season is with us, a guide of what to look for this season.
April 2 Every starting shortstop hits at least one home run. Cries of "juiced" ball begin.
April 3 Accusations fly in the Texas Rangers clubhouse after Alex Rodriguez's favorite glove ends up on e-Bay.
April 6 Just because he recently purchased a new Porsche is no reason to jump to conclusions, Ruben Rivera cautions teammates.
April 9 After two rocky starts, New York tabloids say age has caught up with Roger Clemens.
April 10 According to the Arthur Andersen accounting firm, Seattle shortstop Carlos Guillen is on target to break Barry Bonds' home run record.
April 13 After Clemens pitches a one-hitter, striking out 17, New York tabloids say Clemens is still the best in the game.
April 28 The United Nations dispatches a peacekeeping force to the The Ballpark in Arlington, Texas to separate Carl Everett and John Rocker.
May 3 Jeff Kent is sidelined with a back injury. Says he suffered it while saving children from an orphanage fire.
May 4 Kent's motorcycle is seen in a repair shop.
June 28 In an effort to speed up pre-game introductions, the Montreal Expos introduce the fans to the players. Players line up to shake hands with both of them.
July 1 Philadelphia's Scott Rolen and Larry Bowa sign for next round of celebrity boxing matches.
Aug. 12 Danny Almonte makes his Major League debut. Age is determined to be 26.
Aug. 22 Commissioner Bud Selig restarts talk of contraction. Players' union agrees as long as it starts with commissioner's office.
Aug. 31 Up by five games in the division standings, the Anaheim Angels vow to end their long-running habit of September collapses.
Sept. 1 Citing a team-wide conversion to an obscure religious sect that does not permit its adherents to work in the month of September, the Angels claim the AL West title.
Sept. 2 In a cost-cutting move, the Tampa Bay Devil Rays announce they will play with just three infielders.
Sept. 15 Peace is declared in he Middle East and President Bush summons Sammy Sosa from the pennant race to the West Bank to teach everybody how to wave the "v"-and-kiss sign.
Sept. 28 In an effort to raise the television ratings for the playoffs, Dennis Miller is named to the broadcast crew.