For his wedding, Vikings DE (and Cubs first-pitch tosser) Jared Allen lopped off his mullet, which he'd once cited as the Samsonesque source of his sacks. It has also been a draw for Allen's free iPhone app, which lets users dummy in their pics with the 'do. "The things men do for love," said the groom-to-be.
PAPI, BACK AS BILLED
May flowers indeed: After batting .143 in April, David Ortiz hit .363 and dinged 10 homers in May, career highs for the month. Now the Boston strongman is taking time to smell the infield grass. According to wezen-ball.com, Papi has five of the six slowest HR trots in '10.
New York's mascot must be queasy from this roller-coaster ride of a season. Going up! Last week the Amazin's swept Philly, pitched 35 straight scoreless innings and unearthed a solid starter in 35-year-old rookie Hisanori Takahashi.
REDS IN FIRST PLACE!
It's been four years since Cincy last topped the NL Central this late. So how'd the unsung Reds of shortstop Orlando Cabrera (right) reach 30 wins faster than any other NL club? Start with the big bats, which went 18 games smashing at least one round-tripper.