There is something about retrieving baseballs that is hard-wired into the psyche of all adult males. Maybe it's a vestige of our hunter-gatherer path, but even the sanest of men can't help but drop everything and goofily run after a $17 ball. It's a poor job by evolution, because sometimes we drop our own spawn.

Jorts-clad Marlins Dad fell victim to the allure of Chris Young's ground-rule double during yesterday's game against the Mets. This whole tableau is just wonderful, from the fence ads for cl0wns, a retirement community, and jai alai and poker, to the mom's face and the kid's lack of concern, to the fact that dad didn't even get the ball. Spring training is the best.