(Arizona’s Claudo Vargas, moments after being told he could not wear spikes with Russ Ortiz’ old number painted on the sides. Not for a violation of the uniform code, but because no one could remember Ortiz’ digits)

…that the Snakes finally ended their latest post-Grimsley losing streak with an 11-inning, 5-4, come from behind win, or that Jorge Julio might turn out to be a viable closer in his 3rd lease on life.

Apparently, Pittsburgh has a 7-21 record in one-run games. Clearly, they need to start losing by far greater margins.

Still, according to the Pittsburgh Tribune’s Joe Rutter, the Bucs could go 0-162 and still find a way to turn a profit.