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HBT Weekend Wrapup

Jun 14, 2010, 8:20 AM EDT

1950s lawn.jpgAll kinds of stuff happened over the weekend. Such as:

  • For those keeping score: when Derek Jeter tries to play hurt, he’s a “gamer.” When Alex Rodriguez tries to play hurt, he’s betraying the glorious New York Yankees and pooping on Babe Ruth’s grave;
  • Rich Harden is on the DL with a strained butt. Really;
  • Dice-K goes on the DL. Because of some forearm thing, though, not because of intestinal trauma or whatever caused that barfing thing the other day;
  • Because Daniel Nava hit a grand slam in his first at bat as a Red Sox, he’ll become one of those Darnell McDonald/Shelley Duncan figures who the press always speak warmly of and to whom they always feel that the team isn’t a giving  a fair shake, now matter how bad they’re otherwise performing. Look for years of tweets from Red Sox beat writers like this: “Nava just signed a minor league deal with the Marlins. Good for him. Hope he latches on.”
  • Wait, Nava gets a shoutout from Erin Andrews simply because he’s left tickets at the will call for her a few times?  I’ve been stalking her for years and I’ve never gotten so much as a sideways glance.  OK, I may have said too much;

What a weekend!  Hang around later today for my gripping, in-person account of the Strasburg game (note: may not be gripping), the Power Rankings, and the usual brand of Monday tomfoolery, monkeyshines and shenanigans. But no funny business: we don’t tolerate that rebop around here.

  1. SouthofHeaven - Jun 14, 2010 at 8:53 AM

    The (totally fake) Mayan calender thing isn’t supposed to go down until December 21st, so the All-Star game should be safe.

  2. SouthofHeaven - Jun 14, 2010 at 8:55 AM

    Also, nice old-school Metallica reference. Cliff ‘em all motherf***ers!!!!!

  3. Old Gator - Jun 14, 2010 at 9:08 AM

    There is no doomsday scenario in the Mayan calendar. 2012 is the date by which Miramax has to finish liquidating its assets.

  4. Trevor B - Jun 14, 2010 at 10:44 AM

    “Proof that their is no God.”
    Come on Craig, really? It is spelt THERE.
    (and I’m sure you thought this was about the god comment.)

  5. Josh Cookson - Jun 14, 2010 at 10:47 AM

    Craig,
    The intriguing thing about Nava that has been somewhat overlooked is that he has knocked the crap out of the ball in the minors. He’s too old (27) to be considered a top prospect, but he’s hit at every level. There’s an actual chance that he’s good enough to play at the major league level.

  6. GrandSlamSingle - Jun 14, 2010 at 12:36 PM

    I wonder if Nava watched “Dancing with the Stars” during Erin’s stint on the show.
    And uh, questionable call on the stalking joke, Craig, considering the misery Michael David Barrett put her through.

  7. scatterbrian - Jun 14, 2010 at 1:35 PM

    After seeing Dunn lay Santana out, I will never take an NBA flop seriously again.

  8. billybill - Jun 14, 2010 at 3:24 PM

    Hey Daniel Nava,haven’t you seen Heidi Watney yet?
    Forget about Erin Andrews!!

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