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Weekend Recap

May 18, 2009

I’m tired, so this might go fast without too many jokes. So basically nothing will change.

1. The Magic upended the Celts last night to finish off the hopes of a repeat for the boys in green. The Lakers also won over the Rockets to advance to the Western Conference finals. Only roughly 21 more games and the NBA is out of the news for a few weeks. I can’t wait.

2. Rachel Alexandra beat up on the field in the Preakness Saturday, just outlasting the Derby winner, Mine That Bird. Sober people in the infield were unamused.

3. The Yankees have now won three straight games in walk-off fashion. Joe Mauer had a crazy ass play during the game with a diving tag out at home, but the stupid heads from NY still got lucky and came off the field as the winners, thanks to Judas Damon. The Yankees are now only 1.5 games behind the Sox after the Sox drop 2 of 3 in Seattle. This losing shit has got to stop because I will be real pissed if they lose either of the two games I’m going to in Boston this weekend against the Mets. Real pissed.

4. In a weird mix-up in Cleveland, the Rays were forced to let their pitcher hit a la National League. Evan Longoria was supposed to be the DH and Ben Zobrist to be the 3B, but both were listed at 3B thus forcing one of them to sit out. Longoria took the bench spot, and Andy Sonnastine went 1 for 3 with an RBI and strikeout. Suffice it to say, I’m sure Joe Maddon will be checking his line up card twice before he hands it to the ump.

5. Roger Federer beat Rafael Nadal in true upset fashion. It was on clay (breaking Nadal’s 33-match clay winning streak) and it was in Madrid (Nadal’s home country). I don’t know much about tennis, but I pretty sure this is a huge upset. If there is anyone out there who is classy enough to know anything about tennis, give us your take on this. Full disclosure: I’m not expecting any responses.

6. In news that honestly, no one cares about, Michael Phelps pulled his second straight runner-up finish in non-olympic swimming. Two things here. 1. It’s probably not because he smoked pot or got fat or anything during his suspension. It might have something to do with the fact that the London Olympics are 3.5 years away and there’s no drive in him to win right now and 2. There are swimming competitions outside the Olympics and high school/college?! who knew?

Hopefully we can get some stories from CGally’s trip to NYC this weekend. He came up to the WP for lunch, but then disappeared as quickly as he got here. Let’s hear ’em, man whore.

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