Hot corner

May 20, 2000

Quote: "I always thought I could produce if I played every day, but there are always doubters until you do it." - Brian Giles, a platoon outfielder with the Indians, after signing the richest contract in Pirates history

It's a fact: Three college umpires were recruited to start the Cardinals-Pirates game when the major-league crew was delayed by weather in Toronto.

Who's hot: The Diamondbacks' Tony Womack has a 15-game hitting streak, one short of his career best.

Who's not: The 37,199 fans at Wrigley Field, where the wind chill was in the 30s.

On deck: The Cubs' Sammy Sosa needs one homer to reach 350.

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