Here are some nuggets as you try to picture Coco Crisp in a Royals uniform:
• President Bush will attend the Army-Navy game on Dec. 6 in Philadelphia. Predictably, each team has thus far shied away from Bush’s endorsement.
• The University of Texas has announced that defensive coordinator Will Muschamp will take over whenever head coach Mack Brown retires, and it will pay him $900K a year in the interim. What a country. The No. 2 guy on a college football team makes more money and has more power than the Vice President of the United States.
• LeBron James says he won’t hesitate to leave the Cavs in 2010 for the right offer. Gee, you'd think an Akron kid who roots for the Yankees and Cowboys would be more loyal to his home state. Live and learn, I guess.
• At a press conference this week, Penn State's Joe Paterno denied rumors that this Saturday’s game vs. Michigan State will be his last. Then JoePa blinked his eyes, looked around frantically and said, “Why are all you guys in my bedroom?”
• Don Wakamatsu became the first Asian-American manager in MLB history when he was hired today by the Mariners. And if they lose 100 games again with a payroll of more than $100 million, he might be the first to commit hara-kiri.
• Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia won the AL MVP award yesterday. So much for the talk that there was a “You must be this tall to win this award” rule.
• The LPGA will cut three events and offer about $5 million less in prize money next year. Hey, that’s what happens when your sport doesn’t qualify as “too big to fail.”