• Yes. Derek Jeter is using a pink bat on Sunday. If only there were some sort of joke here. [SouthFlorida.com]
• Now that's just mean: Minor-league team calls out Royals, says they'll win more games (despite playing about 60 fewer). [Kansas City Star]
• McSweeney's brings some nasty SportsCenter parody funk. [McSweeney's]
• It's becoming more and more difficult to make Adrian Beltre look halfway decent. [Seattlest]
• David Ortiz's favorite actor is Ben Affleck. Ugh. [Boston.com]
• Salon's look at the ministry of sports. [Salon]
• Hines Ward takes on Peyton Manning. Never too early for trash talk. [SportsColumn]