GETTING SOME INK
More than 300 tattoos have been etched into the body of Diamondbacks third baseman Ryan Roberts. Or as the milestone is better known in body-art circles, tatting 300.
WATCH THOSE ELBOWS
"Given his recent suspension," noted RJ Currie of SportsDeke.com, "maybe Ron Artest should have changed his name to Metta Gordie Howe."
PAGING ROBERT REDFORD
Giancarlo Stanton temporarily knocked out a portion of the digital display above the left-field concourse at Marlins Park with a 438-foot home run. Next up on the Marlins' promotional calendar: Wonderboy Bat Night.
CURSES FOR $177, ALEX
Dawn Larsen, the softball coach at Oconto Falls (Wis.) High School, was issued a $177 citation for disorderly conduct after being accused of loudly swearing at her players, the Green Bay Press-Gazette reported. Will this start a trend? Fine every coach who curses, and in two years they'd erase the national debt.
THE ICE HAS IT
"The NHL is on the verge of a Los Angeles-New York final, while the NBA is moving closer to something like Indiana-Oklahoma City," wrote Carl Steward of the Oakland Tribune. "Guess which sport's commissioner is smiling."
-- Dwight Perry, Seattle Times