Five quick links to start your day ...
1. Here's a good list of the "Top 10 Worst Deadline Deals of the Decade." The strange part is that if you're looking at it from a different angle, it could also be called the "Top 10 Best Deadline Deals of the Decade" because I'm pretty sure the D'backs didn't have any problem giving up Omar Daal, Nelson Figueroa, Travis Lee, and Vicente Padilla for Curt Schilling.
(By the way, that picture is supposedly of the moment that Curt called his wife to tell her they were moving out to the desert.) [Larry Brown Sports]
2. Further proof that the Chicago fan stereotypes can be flipped on their head: Three Chicago Cubs fans are accused of beating a White Sox fan so badly that he lost his right eye. Oh, and it happened at a Sesame Street-themed birthday party for a two-year-old. Real quality individuals we're talking about here. [Northwest Herald]
3. OK, I'll just go ahead and say it. I have no idea what Red Sox Nation's fascination is with Heidi Watney, their foul line reporter who is attractive but definitely not within a zip code of Erin Andrews' territory. There are other good-looking women in New England, no? [Red Sox Monster]
4. First Xavier Nady gets shipped out of the 'Burgh and now maybe Jason Bay? This Pirates fan says the Buccos have to keep some of their stars around to keep any interest in the team. I agree. [Bucs Locker]