From the AP :

Hall of Fame pitcher Rollie Fingers owes Wisconsin more than $1.4 million in income taxes and is the seventh biggest tax delinquent in the state.

The state Department of Revenue lists Roland G. Fingers as owing $1,433,609. Fingers’ listed address is in Las Vegas, and the birth date in public records there matches the baseball player.

The debt was first reported by WKOW-TV in Madison on Tuesday night.

Revenue Department spokeswoman Meredith Helgerson said she couldn’t confirm if the Fingers on the list is the former baseball player. She said the list started in January 2006 and Fingers was added on July 2006. She didn’t know how far back the debts could go.

“I can’t tell you how old his account is,” she said.

Though I’m sure Rollie’s on top of the situation, I do have a bit of advice. No matter what, don’t hire the same guys who did Wesley Snipes’ taxes.

The Washington Post’s Barry Svrulga reports the recovery of Nats 1B Nick Johnson (above), injured in a collision with Austin Kearns last Septmber 23, is progressing slowly.

Along with tipping the Mets to sign OF David Newham shortly,’s Jon Heyman drops the following tidbit about Ryan Howard’s change in representation.

Agent Larry Reynolds suffered a several-million dollar setback when Ryan Howard fired him this week. Larry’s brother, Harold, was fired months ago from his plum $1-million-a-year ESPN analyst job after an accusation of sexual harassment. As someone pointed out, the Reynolds family could use a hug. Sorry, couldn’t resist.