ALTHOUGH Sebago Lake was the home of Landlocked Atlantic salmon, it was stocked with lake trout (Mainers call ‘em togue), as has happened in many of Maine’s big lakes. Togue are a very respected fish in Maine with a very heavy support group, especially ice fishermen, so everything seemed to be going well as the lakers started to thrive in Sebago.

CLEARWATER, Fla. — Of all the things that have been said since Bryce Harper signed with the Phillies, 52 words that were uttered by the star right fielder in the midst of his 35-minute news conference here last Saturday keep swirling around and around in the collective head of his new fan base.

Like so many of his generation — and a couple of generations before him — Don Newcombe couldn’t play Major League Baseball when he started playing professionally as an 18-year-old in 1944 in his native New Jersey. He was black.