I'm not going to get all misty eyed over the unassisted triple play that ended Sunday's Mets-Phillies game. Eric Bruntlett didn't do anything heroic, the Mets didn't do anything wrong. It was just one of those weird plays that come up once every blue moon. Big deal. Watch it a second time, put it in context, move on. We've got bigger fish to fry, and we're not renaming this post "Four Unassisted" for one day.
Sometimes the internet flow of the summer has a way of turning a potential NFL sleeper into an overhyped property. John Hansen blogs about buzz gone haywire. [Fantasy Guru]
Heads up if you've fallen for the Chargers fantasy defense – the key to the whole enchilada says he won't be right until October. We'll leave the lights off for you. [San Diego Union-Tribune]
It took just one start in San Diego for John Smoltz to go from American League zero to National League hero. Of course the Yankees and Rays play baseball a little better then the Padres these days. Pick your sides, we'll be arguing this one for a while, I think. [Closing Time, Fangraphs, Hardball Times]
Football Outsiders put a lot of Seattle love into their 2009 annual – Julius Jones(notes) was the No. 15 fantasy player on their board when the book went to print (one slot behind Larry Fitzgerald(notes)). But they might like a mulligan on that one, in part because the Seattle offensive linemen keep dropping like flies. [Football Outsiders]
Baseball HQ's Ron Shandler considers Matt Kemp a Top 5 pick for 2010; meanwhile Joe Torre isn't sure that Kemp is one of the five best hitters on his own club. (This tidbit came from earlier in the month, so use the microwave as necessary.) [Fake Teams]
Joe Posnanski blogging about the Raiders. There's no need to sell this any further. [JoePosnanski.com]