she’s been linked to a public figure even lamer than her husband. Seemingly untroubled, The Third Baseman hit his career HR no. 535 to pass Jimmy Foxx on the All-Time list in the Yankees’ 18-7 demolition of Texas. The Aruban Assassin came back to earth after last Friday’s mastery of the Mets, allowing 7 earned runs in 5 IP, including 6th inning HR’s to recent teammates Milton Bradley and Chris Davis. Earlier in the day, Bradley denied having made critical comments about Ponson “having issues”, so never let it be said The Ticking Time Bomb is unaware of how these things appear in print.

After concluding a 7-6 home defeat of Boston last night on an unsuccessful hit & run attempt by the visitors, the Tampa Bay Rays have extended their lead in the AL East to 3 1/2 games.  It wouldn’t be an overstatement to claim this week’s sweep of the Red Sox represents the most important 72 hours in franchise history…an achievement slightly diminshed by WFAN’s Chris Russo wearing a Rays cap throughout Wednesdy afternoon’s broadcast.