Seattle acquirred 1B Ben Broussard earlier today from Cleveland in exchange for OF Shin-Soo Choo and a player to be named later. Earlier in the day, Carl Everett was designated for assignment, while OF Chris Snelling was summoned from Tacoma. Attempts to glom something insightful from U.S.S. Mariner have proven fruitless, as their server is under attack. I really have to feel for those guys — not being able to post on the day Carl Everett is DFA’d…for me, that would be like having my power supply blow up the day David Weathers was traded. That actually happened, too.

With the Yankees’ capture of Sal Fasano earlier today, the above gentlemen (photo swiped from the 700 Level) will have to find a new cult hero. Might I suggest Jimmy Saville, who is being dragged out of the mothballs to host the final episode of “Top Of The Pops”?

In light of Harold Reynolds’ recent departure, I paid special attention to Eric Karros’ microphone fiendnishness prior to this evening’s Yankees/Rangers game on ESPN. Let it be noted that Karros accomplishes the impossible : he manages to make Mark Gubicza sound like a cogent orator by comparison.