Blogz: Bikini-less Misty May-Treanor’s First Pitch

• HOME RUN DERBY tosses up images of Misty May-Treanor throwing out the first pitch at yesterday’s Diamondbacks-Marlins game.

Misty May Treanor baseball volleyball

You probably didn’t recognize her at first, since she wasn’t in a bikini being butt-slapped by George W. Bush. (Although she did pose for pics with John McCain.)

• LARRY BROWN SPORTS types up word that Dodgers manager Joe Torre is joining the blogosphere.

• WITH LEATHER reels in the news of a North Carolina fisherman who caught a record-sized catfish - with his granddaughter’s Barbie pole.

• Holy Cow! WALKOFF WALK wonders who’s the dumbbell that made this New Orleans gym TV ad featuring a really bad Harry Caray impersonation.

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Blog Jam: Sexy Synch Swimmers Not At Olympics?

• WITH LEATHER is sad to discover that Bia & Branca Feres, the similarly sexy synchronized swimmers from Brazil, aren’t on any Olympic roster.

Bia & Branca Feres

• DEADSPIN feels a great disturbance in the Force, as the Death Star makes a cameo at the Beijing Olympics opening ceremonies.

• Now that Dan Marino has declined to go Dancing With The Stars, NEXT ROUND taps up a list of 11 former athletes they’d like to see on the show.

• ESPN’S NFL NATION finds ex-collegiate skiing star Jeremy Bloom trying to slalom his way to a Steelers roster spot.

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