* My prediction for Jose Canseco's mixed martial arts debut: "I'll be shocked if he lasts more than one round ... and wouldn't be surprised at all if he simply takes a dive." Turns out, I was probably giving him too much credit.
Canseco lasted all of 77 seconds against Hong Man Choi and "tapped out to avoid getting hurt" once his 7-foot-2 opponent started mounting an attack. And then he completed the spectacle by swinging a baseball bat in the ring.
* Tony Gwynn Jr. has opted for No. 18 with the Padres rather than taking his father's No. 19 out of retirement. Of course, just seeing "GWYNN" on the back of a Padres jersey again is pretty cool.
* Yesterday manager Joe Maddon and the Rays put the finishing touches on a three-year contract extension. Afterward, both sides called the move "a no-brainer."
* Brian Bruney came off the disabled list last week, made one appearance, and is now headed for a visit with Dr. James Andrews regarding the pain in his elbow.
* Fifty years ago today Harvey Haddix pitched a perfect game for 12 innings ... and lost.