Saturday, May 28, 2011

While We Were Away

Well, we’re back and despite being exhausted from our flight (and sitting near a pack of hairy a-holes), we’re being real troopers and giving you this week’s baseball notes and poll results. A lot happened while we were away and since our Target Field post (which you’ll get tomorrow morning) would be an inappropriate location to discuss these happenings, we’re posting it a separate blog here.

First, our poll results. We asked you if you thought we’d fall out of the canoe in Lake Calhoun. 4 of you felt that we would because we “don’t seem to be very good at anything, let alone doing physical activities.” Wow. Thanks for the vote of confidence. We’ll have you know that we didn’t even make it to Lake Calhoun because of bad weather!! A little something called a “tornado.” You may have heard of it. The Midwest has been getting hit left and right with them. 1 person thinks that we “should stick to the dragon paddle boats in Baltimore because it seems safer for us.” Thanks…we think. Are you genuinely concerned for us or implying that we’re idiots? No one felt that we’d be fine. That the canoes would be large enough to hold our fat asses. What the hell? How could no one think that?

Now for actual baseball news. While we recovered from a long night on the Minneapolis town AND an excruciating flight to Milwaukee on a Tinker Toy airplane, Mariano Rivera made his 1,000 appearance with one team. Impressive, isn’t it?

The Phillies defeated the Reds in a 19-inning marathon on Wednesday night that lasted into the early hours of morning 5-4. The best part of the win is that Wilson Valdez, a second baseman, earned the victory that night (or morning?). Valdez became the first player since Babe Ruth in 1921 to start a game in the field and later earn the win in relief.

In a collision with Marlins’ Scott Cousins at home plate during the 12th inning on Thursday night’s game at AT&T Park, Buster Posey suffered a fractured bone in his left leg. It is unclear as to when Posey will be able to return to lineup.

Fred Wilpon has announced that he’s sold less than 49% of the Mets to David Einhorn, President of Greenlight Capital, Inc. The sale will allow the Mets to pay back debts owed to MLB. Apparently, Wilpon’s also been running his mouth off about his Triumvirate (Carlos Beltran, Jose Reyes, and David Wright) in The New Yorker. We’re kind of sad we missed this to be quite frank.

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