Taking account of the sports world in Twitter verse, while wondering if Patriots receivers can catch anything other than hell from Tom Brady.
■ Finally, a statue for Yaz. Somewhere, Eddie Stanky is trying to massage a brutal kink out of his neck.
■ Particularly poignant this time each September to remember the good work of the Ace Bailey Foundation (acebailey.org).
■ Doug Flutie, who knows a little something about Canadian football, tells me he thinks it could work for Tim Tebow in the CFL.
■ Jaromir Jagr, in his short stay with the Bruins, routinely lugged 2-3 of his sticks to church, looking for help from the Official Scorer.
■ In home run terms, Ben Cherington is AL Executive of Year, and ball cleared the Pike, bounced off MIT Dome, and rolled to a stop in Bangor.
■ Two bleacher seats for all possible postseason games at Fenway: $1,905. Or weekly wage of someone who makes $98,060 per year.
■ The Garden floor yields to The Tradition Tuesday night. Low-profile, high-performance, gem of an evening.
■ One start, 74 pitches, and weeks of bellyaching about Clay Buchholz drops off table like one of his breaking balls. Boston.
■ Good on IOC for restoring wrestling for 2020 Olympic Games in Japan. Et tu, BU? Terrier grapplers deserve to stay on mat.
■ True story: An Ontario woman believes youth soccer is best played with an imaginary ball. Everyone gets an invisible trophy?
■ A picture of Pierce and KG in those Brooklyn unis or one with Clemens in pinstripes? Which one makes you hate New York even more?
■ If I were a college freshman in Boston, I would put “learn to sail on the Charles’’ near the top of my four-year “to-do’’ list.
■ Danny Amendola is a gamer. But it took less than 30 minutes last Sunday to wonder if he’ll be lame more than game.
■ Nomar. Schilling. Gronk. Ellsbury. Seguin. All Dunkin’ Donuts pitchmen. Time maybe for DD’s marketing dept to switch to decaf.
■ Prime slice of Boston sports talk radio is WEEI’s annual on-air fund-raising campaign for the Jimmy Fund. Pitch perfect.
■ No higher praise than to think Ned Martin and Jim Woods would have loved the on-air banter of Dennis Eckersley and Derek Lowe.
■ The beards alone would make Charlie Finley wish he owned the 2013 Red Sox. Someone just needs a Rollie Fingers mustache.
■ I’m penciling in Jarome Iginla and Loui Eriksson for a combined 50 goals. In exact lockstep with Seguin-Horton pace last season.
■ News item: Lance Armstrong surrenders bronze medal for 2000 Olympics. Only wishes for a way to surrender gold medal for jerkdom.
■ In Iowa, it’s legal for the blind, sportsmen or otherwise, to carry gun permits. Which puts a target on all creatures great and small.
■ Jeter done. A-Rod plays on. When Brian Cashman pens his “Yankee Years,’’ I bet his laptop explodes on the 2013 chapter.
■ Until further notice, they are Rajon Rondo’s Celtics. But it could be a very short notice.
■ His strikeout rate is up, but as the weekend approached Jose Iglesias was hitting .292 with Tigers, .317 for season.
■ Oct. 1 is 30th anniversary of Yaz’s Fenway adieu. No. 8’s lap around ballyard that afternoon among best farewells in all of sports.
■ John Tortorella’s first “Torts moment” as Canucks’ new coach had him ranting about Twitter. Final score: Twitter 1, Torts 0.
■ Tokyo, fine choice. Madrid, no problem. But Istanbul actually had a shot at ’20 Olympics? Proof IOC voters sometimes not of this planet.
■ John Farrell really doesn’t say much more than Bill Belichick. But like a good pitcher knows, delivery often essential.
■ Miss the chance to see greats like Nadal, Federer, Williams sisters, and Sharapova romp ’round Longwood like old days.
■ A pair of loge boxes for all possible postseason games at Fenway: $5,225. Or weekly wage of someone who makes $271,700 per year.
■ Not sure if R.A. Dickey is 12-12 because he throws a knuckleball or pitches for knucklehead Jays.
■ Obviously, Tom Brady was never a rookie.
■ One ex-Bruin still has a new Mercedes, valued at $100,000-plus, parked on Garden property. No hurry.
■ Why are they the Buffalo “Bills’’? Because “Billy’’ is slang for a male bison.
■ America’s Cup continues off San Francisco, albeit with most Americans with less than $5 million net worth unaware of it.
■ Bob Socci doesn’t make me forget Gil Santos. He’s so good, he reminds me of Santos.
■ NHL training camps opened last week. All of them without Tim Thomas.Kevin Paul Dupont’s ‘‘On Second Thought’’ appears on Page 2 of the Sunday Globe Sports section. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow him on Twitter @GlobeKPD.