…but perhaps this is the Chicken’s subtle way of saying he’d rather look at the other side of the poster than be tempted by the image of Heather Thomas. (from Kenny Smith.org, link supplied by Liz Clayton).

If the words “Heather Thomas” weren’t enough to have you wondering “what year is this?”, consider today’s time-reversing performance by Greg Maddux (7 IP, 1 earned run, 5 hits, 4 K’s), who allowed little more damage than a Pedro Felix HR in San Diego’s 4-2 defeat of the Giants. SF starter Matt Cain was almost as sharp (7.1 IP, 2 earned runs, 4 hits, 7 K’s) in picking up his 9th loss of the season. Incredibly, Cain in winless since May 13, despite compiling a 3.63 ERA over his last 8 starts.

Shea It Ain’t So : arguably baseball’s best club was swept at home in a 3 game series, as the Angels dropped a 1-0 decision to the Kansas City Royals. Afterwards, the Halos responded to Shea Hillenbrand’s latest public outburst by DFA’ing the disgruntled DH.

The Chicken didn’t attend. The game was in San Francisco. I guess that wasn’t a very smooth segue.