Though he’s hitless in three plate appearances today, as the Angels beat up on the Rangers, 6-3, newly promoted 1B Kendry Morales had quite a major league debut last night, going 3 for 5 with a two run HR in Los Angeles Of Anaheim of Planet Earth’s 7-6 victory.

In light of the lofty heights scaled by young Kendry (above), could there possibly be a better time for the Mighty Ions to reunite and revise their classic homage to “Pedro Morales” (sung to the tune of the Dead Kennedys’ “California Uber Alles”) with a more contemporary hero in mind?

Your crazy minor league pitching performance of the past evening : Round Rock’s Phillip Brazilla, who hurled a complete game, one-hitter over the Dodgers’ Las Vegas affiliate, striking out 9 in the Express’ 8-0 win. Vegas have had their troubles on the road this season, and it seems to this observer that it’ll take some Tommy Lasorda accusations of anti-Americanism to shake them from their slumber.

Violence-loving reader Don Smith submits Sports Illustrated’s picks for the Top Ten Baseball Fights as eyeball-worthy, though it seems a shame Lenny Randle v. Frank Lucchesi (May 28, 1977) nor Darryl Strawberry vs. Keith Hernandez (March 14, 1987) made the list.