Before testifying before the Senate Budget Committee last Wednesday, Federal Reserve Board Chairman Alan Greenspan was asked by reporters if he had a "hot scoop."

Departing from his custom of ignoring press questions, Mr. Greenspan stunned the crowd by responding-though his answer had nothing to do with lower interest rates or global economic crises. "I am seriously depressed Sammy Sosa has said he is out of the home run race," Mr. Greenspan said, referring to the Chicago Cubs slugger, who on Tuesday declared he could not catch St. Louis Cardinal Mark McGwire.

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