Chicago Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro got off to such an incredibly hot start this season that he wound up on the cover of Sports Illustrated and more than likely snuggled a little more deeply in the hearts and hopes of his team's fans. (Did I seriously just use the verb "snuggled"?) Well, now that hot start -- and his general, all-around awesomeness (despite his recent slump) -- has earned him something else: a big endorsement.
Castro has signed an exclusive deal with Lutte Licensing Group, LLC, makers and distributors of Core Synergy(R) titanium wristbands. According to the company's website, "magnetized titanium holds a positive charge and is said to reverse the effect of pain in the body caused by negative energy fields." Take that, grumpy home plate umps. Starlin will wear a pink wristband on Mother's Day with proceeds going to the Spielman Fund for Breast Cancer Research.