My favorite headline of the weekend: DNA Identifies Two More James Brown Children.

Results are pending on 10 others, according to a wire story.


Not to worry. Angelina Jolie already said she'll adopt all of them.

Alex Rodriguez finally hit his 500th home run today. Afterward, Gary Sheffield accused Yankees manager Joe Torre of discriminating against guys who hit 500 home runs.

I attended the Ravens-Redskins scrimmage today. The burger on the 300 club level was delicious, but how can they refuse to take credit cards, just because it's a scrimmage?

Oh yeah, the Ravens looked pretty good. Demetrius Williams will have a big year if he can get on the field. The Ravens need to use him – a lot.

Kyle Boller drove the Ravens into the red zone, but they settled for a field goal. Yes, they're in mid-season form.

Troy Smith overthrew a receiver by about 40 yards, but he showed off a nice arm. Then he vowed to beat Michigan.

The Sun's Jeff Zrebiec reports that the Orioles have contacted the Indians about Fernando Cabrera, who was 1-2 with a 5.61 ERA before being designated for assignment.

What, did they run out of Molinas?

We can debate manager Dave Trembley's decision to name Danys Baez the closer, but I'll repeat that Jamie Walker and Chad Bradford need to be used in set-up roles or this team will keep losing games in the seventh and eighth innings.

I have no problem giving Baez a shot. I'm just wondering if bringing up a third left-hander, Kurt Birkins, was necessary if Walker isn't closing, unless Trembley is going to lay off John Parrish. And if that's the plan, why carry Parrish and go with a short roster?

I'm predicting we'll see James Hoey before rosters expand in September.

Down on the farm: Mike Cervenak (124) and J.R. House (118) rank second and third, respectively, in hits in the International League. Alberto Castillo is batting .360 with a home run and six RBIs during a seven-game hitting streak, and has reached base in 13 consecutive games.