According to a report by Gordon Edes of ESPNBoston.com, the player's agent says there's "nothing new to report" on the on-going Mike 'What Is Hip?' Napoli debacle. After 36 days of inactivity, a union official also told Edes that the Major League Baseball Players Association (MLBPA) has not been involved in the process since "before Christmas". Apparently, "protective language" in the proposed contract may not bee seen as enough to allay the team's injury concerns. In a related development, Generalissimo Francisco Franco is still dead.