ToTO: The Reds have a fever and the only prescription is

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1. An astute blog reader on Reds Reporter points out that if you take the last names of Cincinnati's two promising rookie OFs — Chris Dickerson and Jay Bruce — you're only two letters away from forming the name of Walken's legendary SNL character Bruce "More Cowbell" Dickinson. Now all the Reds need are a new SS-2B tandem — Sean Gene and Fred Frenkle. [Reds Reporter]

2. So Brian Giles stays in San Diego and the Padres can't even reward him with a locked door in right field? If you missed last night's Phillies-Padres game on ESPN — if you did, I can't imagine why — Meech has great video of Mr. San Diego's misadventure.[The Fightins']

3. Yeah, Brett Favre is wearing a Jets jersey these days, I know. Still, a world in which Derek Jeter wears a uniform that doesn't belong to the Yankees is a world I wish not to live in. [New York Post]

4. A Mets-loving astronaut will take Shea Stadium's home plate into space this fall. Obligatory punchline: Hey, it's not like the Mets are going to use it anyway! [NYDN via Hot Foot]

5. Two Phillies fans suggest bringing nothing but positive vibes to Citizens Bank Ballpark upon their team's return on Tuesday night. [We Should Be GMs]

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