FT. LAUDERDALE, FL—Jeremy McCormick, 14, confirmed Tuesday that he brought a tennis ball on his trip to Florida. "I figured I'd bring it just in case," McCormick told reporters, adding that he has packed a tennis ball on all six of his previous trips. "Maybe I'll toss it around, I don't know." McCormick later stated that he couldn't recall the last time he actually removed the tennis ball from his duffel bag, which also includes an unused Nike bathing suit and a paperback copy of Michael Crichton's Congo.