Terrell Owens’ final practice with the Philadelphia Eagles was a perfect metaphor for the whole strange series of events that led up to it. T.O. was on one practice field, running routes by himself. Andy Reid, Donovan McNabb and the rest of the Eagles were practicing together on another field. One to drop: Any owner who was counting on Philadelphia third baseman David Bell for major production is hurting anyway, but there’s really no reason to retain Bell at this point. This week, Bell’s average against right-handed pitchers fell to .197 and Phillies manager Charlie Manuel apparently is considering benching him. The bell is about to toll for his fantasy value. One to watch: What to do with Kerry Wood? When healthy and in the Cubs’ starting rotation, he’s one of the most valuable players in all of baseball. But it seems the Cubs are prepared to keep him in the bullpen for the rest of the season in order to save his tender arm. Wood is of little use to fantasy owners as a reliever, so watch his situation carefully in the coming days.–Rich Hammond FROM THE LIP “Why can’t I have a chance? I see players and what (teams) need, and you’re saying I don’t have none of that? That shocks me. Then I’m not a Hall of Famer … Sometimes I get to thinking about it and think I should have never played the game. I should have played football.” — Future Hall of Fame outfielder Rickey Henderson, 46, playing for the independent Golden League’s San Diego Surf Dawgs, wondering why no major league team wants his services. The last big-league team he played for was the Dodgers in 2003. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Team here, T.O. over there. A few hours later, Owens was at home in Moorestown, N.J., cast out by Reid after a meeting turned nasty. Officially, Owens is suspended, but this had to be the end, his final act as a member of the Eagles organization. We’re well beyond the point where Uncle Andy can give young Terrell a timeout and hope his attitude changes. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 If Owens is back on the practice field next week, he wins. Reid and the Eagles lose. And that doesn’t mean Owens wins what he really wants- a new contract. But it’s a victory for him to be allowed to impose his immature will on this team, to continue to disrupt and distract and disturb. If Reid has the grip on his team that he used to have, and that he must have to return to the Super Bowl, then Owens has to go. Trade him, release him, place him on a reserved list. Whatever the means, the end has to be the end. — Phil Sheridan, the Philadelphia Inquirer HOT . . . LUKE WARM . . . COLD FISH WAYNE GRETZKY It’s a great time for The Great One to bail the NHL out again, feeding himself to the Coyotes as a sacrificial coach and making himself visible and quotable. Then again, he does have an investment in the team to protect. A.J. FOYT The 70-year-old ex-Indy 500 champ ran over a nest of bees at his ranch in Texas was stung about a dozen times on his face, ears, neck, throat … and he refused to go to the hospital. That’s quite an impressive Foyt. FRANCISCO RODRIGUEZ See the ball, catch the ball. Will K-Rod’s mind cramp in Oakland end up costing the Angels the AL West? Maybe. At least that one play made us forget for a moment just how lousy Dodgers (former) closer Yhency Brazoban has been. FANTASY ISLAND MAYBE SCHMOLL IS NO AVERAGE SCHMOE A look at the week ahead for fantasy baseball owners: One to add: In need of saves? It might not be a bad idea to take a flier on new Dodgers co-closer Steve Schmoll, who replaces Yhency Brazoban, who replaced Eric Gagne. Nobody had heard of the guy before spring training this year, but he has decent stuff and the low-key attitude that might make him thrive as a closer. Duaner Sanchez will take some opportunities away from Schmoll but Sanchez is better served as a setup man.