This amazing photograph comes to us from reader Ryan, who says he found it in an old Giants program from the early '90s. Please bask in the glory of Mike Francesa's jacket, Mad Dog's shirt-tucked-into-the-jeans look, and the fact that it's impossible to tell which one of them is supposed to be the receiver.
• Domo arigato Hiroki Kuroda: Almost perfect. But, alas, the Dodgers' rookie pitcher gave up one hit, 0 BBs, on the way to a 3-0 victory over the Atlanta Braves last night. Says a starstruck Joe Torre: "That was about as machine and robotic as you've ever seen a pitcher throw one strike after another." [Blue Notes]
Neil Best wrote a story suggesting that the dynamic sports talk radio duo of Mike Francesa and Chris "Mad Dog" Russo has reached a bitter end. Best relays that industry sources say that the on-air tensions between the two may have finally reached a breaking point and that, unless there is some miraculous change of…