THE BUZZ It's a fact: Jim Thome's home run on Monday would have hit the Metrodome on three hops if it hadn't caromed off that flagpole.

REMOTE PATROL The Red Sox were no help to the Twins recently, when Boston was swept by the White Sox. Let's see how Boston fares vs. Tampa Bay (6 p.m., ESPN).

Click pick Tweet from Bryant McKinnie (@bigmacvikings): "Just finished my massage, now tuned n watching @Venuseswilliams play n The Us Open on ESPN2."

STAR GAZING Steelers coach Mike Tomlin won't guarantee Ben Roethlisberger will be his starting QB when he returns. And we can't guarantee we believe Tomlin.

FAST FACT Tiger Woods, selected by U.S. Ryder Cup captain Corey Pavin for this year's team, has a rather lackluster 10-13-2 career record in the event.