-Has it really come to this for Brad Hawpe? I know he's struggling this season and can't play defense, but his triple-slash the previous four seasons was .288/.384/.518. He can be a useful DH for a team willing to take a chance on him. White Sox? Rays?
-Daily Buster Olney blog. [ESPN Insider; password required]
-Insight from Paul DePodesta a day after the day after.
-An interview with my favorite player from the 2009 MLB Draft, Tyler Matzek. [Baseball Beginnings]
-"The Double Rainbow, what does it mean" Stat of the Day: Aubrey Huff has set a career high in walks, and there are still 42 games left in the Giants' season.
-I admit I'm not that in touch with celebrity gossip but two things about this story shocked me:
1- Court cases like this actually happen, and
2- Gabrielle Union dated Jason Kidd (and Derek Jeter, and former NFLer Chris Howard among others) [TMZ]
Dwyane stay away from GU. She's 37. You are 28. For different reasons, you do not want sloppy seconds, thirds, or fourths after the guys she's dated. You want no part of her. Trust us here.
-After a scare on Monday, it appears Rams' OT Rodger Saffold will be fine. Sam Bradford can exhale. [NBC Sports]
-As long as he keeps competing, we'll keep rooting for Stafon Johnson. [Fox Sports]
-Ever wonder what Al Cowlings has been doing since the OJ chase? Me either, but I found it entertaining anyway. [Lost Lettermen]
-A glossary for the sabermetrically-inclined football fan. [Advanced NFL Stats]