Just when you thought you’ve heard it all, hear this: There have been close to 4,000 comments made on a Yahoo.com story about the decision to disqualify Los Angeles Loyola pole vaulter Evan Barr last weekend at the state track and field championships when he uttered a profanity at the conclusion of a jump. That DQ cost the Cubs a state title. “You can’t be profane in a competitive area,” California state track and field rules interpreter Hal Harkness told the Times’ Eric Sondheimer. “He made an unfortunate lapse in judgment.” I know what you’re all going to say, rules are rules, right? I don’t know if this is justified and without hearing what was said and how he said it, it’s tough to know whether the officials made the right call, but why are the penalties always so severe? Ever heard of a verbal warning?