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HBT Weekend Wrap

Aug 15, 2011, 8:25 AM EDT

Lake Michigan

After a week off I have no idea what in the hell is going on. Some dude tried to convince me on Twitter last night that Texas A&M has petitioned to join the AL Central and I’m inclined to believe him.  That’s what happens when you get in the car with the kids, drive 450 miles, plop in front of a gorgeous expanse of clean blue water and just turn your brain off for a week.

Usually the Weekend Wrap feature catches me up to date after a couple days off, but there’s no hope for me catching up from the whole vacation. But heck, two or three days is better than nothing, so let’s give it a whirl:

And we now return you to your regularly-scheduled obsessive blogging.

  1. uyf1950 - Aug 15, 2011 at 8:34 AM

    Craig, while the other bloggers are great. The site isn’t the same without you. No one can fill your shoes/spikes even for a short period of time. Hope you enjoyed your vacation other then the drive. Good to have you back.

    • indaburg - Aug 15, 2011 at 9:10 AM

      I concur. We missed you terribly. In addition to the quality of some of the posts decreasing, some of the boys on the message boards were misbehaving and being very mean to one another without you here. All I could think was, “You just wait ’till Craig gets home!”

      That said…
      The only good thing about Zambrano is that he makes my 2 1/2 year old’s tantrums seem mature in comparison.

  2. bigxrob - Aug 15, 2011 at 8:45 AM

    So you missed the Phillies – giants bench clear, let me give you the cliff notes version:
    The Phillies are winning by six in the top of the sixth, Rollins steals 2nd. The giants apparently were upset b/c there is an unwritten rule that they are incapable of scoring 6 runs in 4 innings, so the Phillies should have stopped trying.
    The pitcher hits victorino on purpose, Whiteside jumps around like he is entering a boxing ring and grabs Polanco (who came jogging down from first) around the legs and the usual baseball bench clear ensues.
    Victorino was separated away from the pile, and then charged back in, accidently knocking down the pitching coach. The giant Panda was seen on film throwing a punch at an unseen defenseless person on the ground before running away.
    But no fear Craig, MLB doled out proper punishment:
    Victorino suspended 5 games for the incident
    The pitcher suspended 3 games for throwing at a batter and then approaching the plate
    Whiteside 5 games for being an ass clown and escalating the incident
    The giant Panda 5 games for throwing a punch at someone.

    Only some of that is false.

    • Chris Fiorentino - Aug 15, 2011 at 8:49 AM

      Craig asked how we Phillies fans could work our way into the comments sections after a rainout…I give you bogxrob. :) Thanks for the awesome recap…I’d actually like to get Craig’s opinion of the “brawl”, the lame Giants and the even lamer suspensions handed out.

    • halladaysbiceps - Aug 15, 2011 at 8:51 AM

      Sandoval running away after he punched someone is true.

    • FC - Aug 15, 2011 at 9:12 AM

      The giant Panda was seen on film throwing a punch…

      In his defense, Pandas are an endangered species and must be protected from the wild animals, it doesn’t know how to survive in the face of fierce predators.

  3. sportsdrenched - Aug 15, 2011 at 9:49 AM

    Craig, Don’t you have all off-season to take vacation? Surely, with the big buck NBC is paying you, you could afford to fly your entire family to a location where it was summer during the winter.

    (Nevermind that whole school thing)

    And of course I’m kidding.

    • jimbo1949 - Aug 15, 2011 at 10:35 AM

      Yeah, next thing you know he’ll get himself pregnant and have his baby right in the middle of a pennant race.

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