THE BUZZ Watching Jim Thome's 480-foot shot, we couldn't help but wish that frequent Thome victim Rick Reed was here this weekend to throw him some BP.

REMOTE PATROL ESPN's latest "30 for 30" film is "One Night in Vegas" (7 p.m.), on the 1996 night rapper/actor Tupac Shakur was fatally shot after a Mike Tyson fight.

Click pick White Sox infielder Brent Lillibridge has more pressing issues than the Twins: "Who should I pic for my 2nd wide receiver," he tweeted Monday (@BSLillibridge).

STAR GAZING Jets players greeted Darrelle Revis the "Rudy" clap, the slow clap that gradually speeds up, when the corner showed to practice after ending his holdout.

FAST FACT Penn State and Alabama face each other Saturday for the first time since 1990; that ended a 10-year run where the two college football powers met every season.