Ladies all over Georgia rejoice; Mark Teixeira, cutie and offensive force at first, has been traded to the Atlanta Braves. But remember, ladies, you’ve got to give to receive: the Texas Rangers get Jarrod Saltalamacchia in return.
Meanwhile, the Mets were busy with moves of their own, but they don’t warrant any mention, as no hotties were involved. Oh, wait – I might’ve spoken too soon. The Minnesota Twins do get this fine-looking young man, AKA Drew Butera, (along with Dustin Martin) from the Mets in exchange for Luis Castillo:
Fresh off their thrashing of the Detroit Tigers, the Angels forgot how to score against the Mariners, and Miguel Batista pitches the Mariners to a 2-0 victory. Many would like to attribute the victory to Manager John McLaren’s rousing, pre-game speech. Or it could’ve been the sheer mediocrity of Miguel’s book. Really, Miguel, a novel? The literary world waits with bated breath!
The Cubs and Phillies play “Who wants it more?” as the Phillies win, 4-1, over Chicago. However, they also lost in a sense – Shane Victorino and Michael Bourne left the game with leg injuries (in each own’s respective leg, silly). Clare’s boyfriend Cole Hamels pitched brilliantly, going 8 innings, and only allowing 1 run on 3 hits, while Aaron “Bacon Pants” Rowand (who’s claimed him, again? I can’t keep track) cranked a 3-run homerun.
Jordan Tata, our newest favorite hottie, started and won his first major league game, allowing 2 runs in 7 innings, leading the Tigers to a 5-2 victory over the As. The Tigers banged out 11 hits in this game, before giving their young pitcher a delightful shaving cream pie in the face:
And sadly, coaching legend Bill Walsh has passed away at the age of 75. Condolences to all his friends and family.