* Jose Canseco lost a boxing match to former NFL player Vai Sikahema and then managed a draw against 5-foot-6 former child actor Danny Bonaduce, so naturally he's ready to be destroyed by 7-foot-2 Hong Man Choi in a mixed martial arts tournament.
* Xavier Nady's elbow injury and Damaso Marte's struggles may have the Yankees regretting last season's deadline deal with the Pirates, but the centerpiece of the trade from Pittsburgh's point of view, 20-year-old prospect Jose Tabata, is now out 4-6 weeks with a hamstring injury of his own.
* Yovani Gallardo put on a one-man show yesterday, but Adrian Gonzalez has been putting on a one-man show for the Padres all season. Gonzalez is hitting .329/.440/.711 with an NL-leading nine homers despite calling baseball's most pitcher-friendly ballpark home. Meanwhile, the rest of the team is hitting .249 and slugging .392 with a combined 14 homers in 630 at-bats.
* Join the club, Joel.
* Matt Holliday has good taste in television shows.