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Chris Volstad goes to Harvard

In more sight-seeing news, Chris Volstad and family toured Harvard.

One day after being spanked around by the Red Sox, Marlins pitcher Chris Volstad toured Harvard's campus in nearby Cambridge with his family Wednesday.

Volstad said he was contacted by the Ivy League school when he was a high school junior to assess his interest in attending and playing baseball for the Crimson. Volstad had the grades -- a 3.8 GPA and 1,290 SAT -- but signed with the University of Miami as a fallback in case he didn't sign a pro contract.

Asked what he would have majored in at Harvard, he replied: ``Something I could pass. I would have taken the easiest thing they had.''

I've seen Harvard from the road which was about as close they would let me get to the place.