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HBT Weekend Wrapup

Aug 2, 2010, 8:25 AM EDT

Given how nutso Saturday was, you're forgiven if you took yesterday off from following baseball, even if we didn't.

The trade deadline was redonkulous — we here at HBT had over 100 posts between Friday and Saturday — but you can at least begin to scratch the surface by checking out a handy dandy rundown of all the deals as well as our take on the deadline’s winners and losers.

Beyond trade deadline insanity:

  • What they’re saying about the Lance Berkman trade. You’ll be shocked to learn that Lupica is angry that the Yankees didn’t make a deal that would be easier for him to write about.
  • Alex Rodriguez got a day off from the chase for home run number 600 (well, he pinch hit). I continue to find it delicious that New York writers who did nothing but complain about A-Rod’s alleged me-first attitude for years are now growing increasingly annoyed that A-Rod has not achieved a purely personal statistical milestone as fast as they’d like him to.
  • 400 career stolen bases for Carl Crawford. His more valuable contribution to society: he’ll one day be the guy that those filming documentaries about the Tampa Bay Rays dynasty go to in order to talk about the “Devil Rays” era.
  • History is not on the Red Sox’ side. Which, if form holds, will just be the latest excuse Red Sox fans will use to justify launching into their patented “nobody believes in us” claptrap.

And now, without further ado, let us begin the week.

  1. Jonny5 - Aug 2, 2010 at 9:19 AM

    There’s Craigs favorite picture of the week up there.

  2. Chris Fiorentino - Aug 2, 2010 at 10:43 AM

    That picture is like p0rn for Craig and the rest of the fans of the Cowards…however, there’s no stopping the Phillies. H2O is coming to get you.

  3. APBA Guy - Aug 2, 2010 at 12:43 PM

    You Phillies fans are certainly entitled to crow about how good your team is, laced as it is with CA guys (Rollins, Utley, Hamels, etc.) but we A’s fans know a thing or two about injuries. Photoshop that picture to green and gold and you have our “morning cup of coffee” picture. We don’t even change the picture anymore, just the name in the caption. “Today’s DL asignee is xxx”. It happens. Bad luck this year. Next year, let’s hope for better.

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