From Newsday’s David Lennon :

The Mets just announced that Moises Alou will have surgery tomorrow to repair a hernia and will miss the next four to six weeks. Alou was sent back to New York earlier today for further tests after complaining of discomfort in the groin area and the Mets got word of the results this evening.

Man, if I had to go back to New York everytime I had discomfort in the groin area, I’d be on JetBlue every week. Wait a second…

Finally, I’m ready to entertain the notion of the Mets signing Barry Bonds. If only to block Ben J. Johnson’s career progress.

In noting the White Sox’s decision to pair Steve Stone with Ed Farmer, Bob Timmerman asks “is the disparity in quality between Farmer and Stone the greatest among any pair of broadcasters working together today?” Huh, I guess Bob didn’t catch Chris Matthews and Non-Metallic K.O. last night.

A day after allowing 16 runs to Texas, 8 Texas A&M-Corpus Christi pitchers combined to issue 17 walks this afternoon in the Longhorns’ 22-3 victory. No word yet if Dusty Baker has sent Augie Garrido a telegram, chiding him for clogging up the basepaths.