1. It’s Wednesday, February 17, 2016.

2. I just watched the video of Pope Francis appearing to give the evil eye to someone who grabbed at him during an appearance in Mexico. First off, can you imagine the nightmares the target of the pope’s wrath will endure? Not to mention being the bête noire of the neighborhood.

I also have to think this is the second time we’ve seen this pontiff blow a fuse. Remember when he was Washington, and he was somehow tricked into seeing the Kentucky clerk-dope Kim Davis. The reaction from the Vatican wasn’t particularly easygoing.

Maybe a pope with a visible temper isn’t such a bad thing. At least you know where he stands. Or, in today’s case, what happens if he almost falls down. Not cool.

3. Met fans are excited that today is the day for pitchers and catchers to report to spring training camp in Port St. Lucie, Fla. What’s even more exciting is that not only have the pitchers and catchers been there for awhile, but the position players are showing up early as well.

The message that sends fans is simple but beautiful. We can’t wait to start a new season. After getting to the World Series last season, everyone in orange and blue wants the three more wins that makes this team a world champion.

4. It’s nice that his big brother tried to lend him a hand. But Jeb Bush has been toast for a while.

And I still think it’s because he was never that enthusiastic about pursuing this campaign in the first place. There’s always this sense that it’s an obligation for him, and one he would have gladly passed up.

Maybe he’ll surprise us Saturday night in South Carolina. But if he finishes behind Rubio, he needs to give up the chase.


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