Still no luck tracking down Kris Benson, but I did get to groove a little more to Gnarls Barkley. I'm establishing quite a relationship with his cell phone.

He'll be back with the Orioles in 2007. But again, it would be nice to hear it from him.


Radhames Liz, the 23-year-old pitcher who ended last season at Double-A Bowie, is off to a great start in the Dominican Winter League. Liz has struck out 15 in eight scoreless innings with Estrellas Orientales, and opponents are batting .148 against him.

Liz was 6-5 with a 2.82 ERA in 16 starts at Single-A Frederick before being promoted. He struck out 95 in 83 innings, and opponents batted .196. The results weren't quite the same at Bowie, with Liz going 3-1 with a 5.36 ERA and allowing 55 hits in 50 1/3 innings.

According to Baseball Prospectus, Liz's future is in the bullpen. Imagine having to face his heat in the eighth and Chris Ray's in the ninth. But it's a little soon to make that switch.

For anyone who cares: Fernando Tatis is batting .318 in six games for Estrellas. Ed Rogers is hitting .308 in 10 games.

Maybe I'm the only person who didn't realize that Stephen Davis plays for the Rams. I thought that guy retired, but then I saw him in Sunday's game. Nice fumble.

Michael Westbrook took one look at him and punched the screen.

John Madden compared Tony Romo to Joe Montana during Sunday night's game. I heard it with my own ears.

According to a Sports Illustrated poll of 361 players, Cowboys receiver Terrell Owens is the most overrated player in the NFL. Ray Lewis is third.

Somehow, Peyton Manning also made the list. That's insane. And I don't want to hear about playoff losses.

The most underrated? Falcons running back Warrick Dunn.