Forgotten? Iannetta, once an excellent prospect, was fantastic last season and seems to be playing pretty well this season, too. Ah, but it's so often a matter of timing. For most of this season, Iannetta's batting average has hovered in the .220- to .230-range, but after it fell to .219 on the 28th of August, manager Jim Tracy seems to have seen enough; since then, Iannetta has started only four games (and in two of those he was lifted for a pinch-hitter).
So, yeah: he's been forgotten for a few weeks, at least by his manager. But if the Rockies don't blow their now-considerable lead in the wild card standings, Iannetta's home run will be remembered for a long time.
• Was Watching's got a great interview with the Chicken, who -- I'm happy to report -- will be back in 2010. I saw him at a game in Portland this summer, and the big fowl's still got it.
• Yeah, yeah, yeah ... it's a beautiful shot of the most regal Yankee. But think how much prettier the cover would be, without all those pesky words and such.
• How great are the Mariners defensively? According to Dave Cameron, they're this great.
• Via JoeSportsFan, when front-row seats are not a good thing.