Of panic buttons, home runs, getting caught, and thongs

Little more than 30 minutes before tipoff and a few topics to consider.

It’s only May, and are the Blue Jays pushing the panic button? Looking to keep pace in the AL East the Jays used ace Roy Halladay in relief last night. Toronto topped the Phillies 6-5. Halladay pitched two and a third and got a no decision. Halladay takes the hill tomorrow against the Halos.

The Red Sox have had enough of Ryan Braun. The Brewers’ rookie went yard three times this weekend at Fenway.

The Brewers might be the only team in Major League history to have three guys who were once retired (Salomon Torres, Brian Shouse, and Gabe Kapler) and two sons of former major leaguers (Tony Gwynn and Prince Fielder) on the same roster.

It took a pitch out, but Jacoby Ellsbury finally got caught. After starting his MLB career with 25 consecutive attempts the Sox rookie was thrown out by Jason Kendall in Sunday’s game. Tim Raines still holds the record with 27 stolen bases to start his career before being thrown out.

Hold the phone the Cincinnati Reds have won six in a row!

How’s this for a stat: the Lakers scored 30+ in nine quarters versus the Jazz.

Champions League final is Wednesday. I’ll be bustin’ it home to catch the second half.

Lastly – a stunning visual to leave you with. Leave it to the New York Daily News to break the story that Jason Giambi has donned his favorite gold thong to break his recent hitting woes. Hmmm….hmmm….hmmmmmmm. That’s one to think about.

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