Sincere congratulations to Tigers reliever Todd Jones (above, right) : the longtime journalistic mentor to this very blog / pioneering sexual libertine has finally become the darling of Madison Ave.  Appearing alongside such global sports icons as Maria Sharapova, Dwayne Wade and Peyton Manning, Jones is the star of a stirring new Gatorade commercial, currently playing on network television this holiday season.

This development should provide some encouragement for Cincy’s David Weathers. Sure, he might lose some save opportunities to new acquisition Danny Herrera, but there’s always a chance Weathers can be featured throwing a gopher ball to David Wright in a future Vitamin Water spot.