Amidst all the hoopla over the past week surrounding the World Cup, Eddie Griffin’s cock and the failed plot to flood Lower Manhattan, I’m ashamed to say I missed the boat on Matt Ginter’s departure from Pawtucket.

Tonight at Shea, Dontrelle Willis has survived a first-and-second with nobody out spot in the first, then a bases loaded jam in the 2nd. The D-Train has already struck out 4 Mets, as Florida leads, 1-0 in the top of the 3rd. That the Marlins have only managed one unearned run thus far against Jose Lima qualfies as a minor miracle.

If you’re not watching SNY tonight, please try to fill in the blank from this Gary Cohen quote :

“Keith has bent his ______ into an unrecognizable shape.”

Otherwise, warned Mex, “you’ll look like a farmer. No offense to farmers.”

(UPDATE : Marlins 7, Mets 0, top of the 4th. Lima’s Line : 3.1 IP, 71 pitches, 7 hits, 7 runs, 5 earned, 2 walks, and a grand salami to Dontrelle Willis. This half of the inning has taken so long, Ralph Kiner has found time to touch on topics as varied as Ferris Fain and “the modern era of hip hop.”)

With the announcement of the AL and NL’s latest additions to their respective All-Star squads, Charles Star writes,

Has Vegas figured out odds on the likelihood that Ozzie Guillen will allow Magglio Ordonez on the field after introductions? Or will it be off the board because nobody will be willing to handle the one-sided action?