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Puppy Series: Tickets for “Pup in the Park” are on sale now. Yes, this is a a real thing—-you can bring your dog to a baseball game—-and yes, it tends to sell out. +3

Star Endorser: Ex-University of Maryland and Houston Rockets player Steve Francis, who is featured prominently in a District rapper Fat Trel  album promo, is backing Muriel Bowser for mayor and promises to bring an exciting edge to the campaign. +4

Ice Age
: Thought you could almost taste spring? Think again. Freezing rain is a possibility early Friday morning. -3

Diddy-for-Life: Mayor-for-life Marion Barry was releasedfrom the hospital yesterday and, celebrating in true Barry social media fashion, he tweeted many tweets containing lyrics from Diddy’s song “Coming Home,” along with a link to the music video. +4

Tuesday’s Needle rating: 33 Today’s score: +8 Today’s Needle rating: 41