IT'S VERY CLEAR
Former Giants' star Barry Bonds says he wouldn't mind helping out his old team in some capacity. Bonds' offer might be accepted as long as he leaves his "flaxseed oil" at home.
RUNNING THE BREAK
The Los Angeles Dodgers lead the major leagues in wins. They really go from first to third quickly now that new owner Magic Johnson has installed the "Showtime" offense.
HE DIDN'T FIT IN
The Clippers are set to pick up the contract option for coach Vinny Del Negro. I don't know about this; the team's history would seem to demand that it get rid of a coach who actually wins some games.
Brewers catcher Jonathan Lucroy will miss four to six weeks because a suitcase fell in his hotel room and broke his hand. Um, Jonathan, next time you might want to tip the bellman.
Purdue's Eric Charles & Indiana's Casey Smith have been given one-game suspensions for their roles in a bench-clearing brawl in a Big Ten baseball game. They've also moved up on the Bruins' prospect list for next month's draft.
-- Budd Bailey