Card game halted to play a quick game of Major League Baseball

The Pittsburgh Pirates briefly decided to set aside their clubhouse game of hearts today to play a quick game of Major League Baseball. "I wanted to keep playing, but some guys wanted to try baseball for a bit," said reliever Jesse Chavez. "I hope it doesn't take more than two or three hours or I'm coming back in here to play cards." Starting pitcher Zach Duke says he is going to stay at the table and play hearts. "They can go out there and do whatever they want to do, but I'm dealing another hand. "It's the benefit of being a starting pitcher — I only have to stop playing cards once every five days."