TBS has hired Cal Ripken, Jr. as a studio analyst for its baseball coverage. No word on whether he’ll be shooting for Joe Buck’s record of consecutive sporting events announced.

What’s Japanese for “Swoosh”?

Nike is airing a new commercial Daisuke Matsuzaka in Japan. The commercial will air once in the United States, on NESN, before Matsuzaka’s scheduled home debut April 11. I’m just giddy that NESN will only be airing any commerical once.

Somebody hide the rice wine

John Daly is heading to Shanghai, China to play in the BMW Asian Open later this month. Now there will be two objects in China visible from space.

Mountaineer justice

Bob Huggins has agreed to take the men’s basketball job at West Virginia, his alma mater. Authorities are scrambling to think of ways to combat the consequent rise in the crime rate in Morgantown

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