Posted by Bob Biscigliano

Thanks to Dupree for proving that he is not only alive, but an asset to this blog for pointing out that I made a huge goof in my latest post. I would just like to aknowledge it here and beg for forgiveness. If you didn't catch it then damn, I should have never mentioned it. But for those of you who are sitting at the edge of your seats to find out exactly what I did wrong, then here it goes....I said that the Pistons would play the Magic in the second round of the NBA playoffs, UNLESS the Atlanta Hawks wound up beating the Celtics. Terrible decision to say that. I was not aware that Stern is very stern (see what I did there?) with his playoff formats and seeds. The NBA does not re-seed after the first round so the best team remaining can play the worst team remaining. Thus, making my statement useless, wrong, and worthy of 0 points and may God have mercy on my soul. This re-seeding format however, does happen in the NHL, so maybe you can understand my mistake. Either way, chalk that error up to me as my first EVER. I guess you could say I'm pretty flawless. I'm like a mixture of Magglio Ordonez, Marisa Tomei, Tom Cruise, Curtis Granderson, and Jimmy DiCheeksO.

To cancel out the error though, I have an important news item for you. The news was brought to me via Chip on the telephone - here is the conversation.
Chip: Yo, are you sitting down?
Me: Uhh...is this a trick question?
Chip: Shutup, are you sitting down? You want to be sitting down for what I am about to tell you. I have some bad news.
Me: Oh, shit. Yeah, I'm sitting down. I'm on the bus to Wake Forest right now. What's up?
Chip: Jason Grilli just got traded.
Me: .......uh.... (I hang up)
(Chip calls me back; I answer)
Chip: Are you okay man? It happened.
Me: (fighting back the tears) I don't believe you. You're F'ing with me!
Chip: No, man. I'm sorry.
Me: (tears flowing) WHY!?! To who!?
Chip: The Rockies
Me: (I hang up again)
(Chip calls me back; I answer)
Me: (tears flowing) Listen, I don't want to (sniffle) talk about this right now. (sniffle, clearing up the tears) Who did we get?? Why would we trade him??
Chip: We got a Single-A reliever. I don't know his name. I'm not sure anyone knows his name.
Me: (I hang up for a third time)

Chip doesn't call me back. Besides, that's all I needed to hear. Jason Grilli, my boy, has been traded to the Colorado Rockies for a no-name Single A RELIEVER. The move was made so Cruceta, who has a wonderful new VISA, can be brought up within the next couple days. He is sick nasty so far in the minors. 15 Ks in just 7 IP. Still, a sad day for the 5 Jason Grilli fans out there. I guess we should all all bow our heads and pray. Just know though, that I'm not good at mourning.

Now for some good news....The Tigers beat the Yankees again tonight. Placido Polanco hit 2 bombs and acted like he had done that before. I'll talk more about our rejuvenated hitting a little later.

Randomness for the day....In today's Charlotte Observer I saw a picture of Barack Obama playing basketball with the UNC team. In the picture Obama was about to get his democracy packed in by Republican Tyler Hansborough. I think we all know what kind of comments can be made here, so I'll just leave it open for interpretation. However I think you should take a look at the following video. Watch until the end. It gets really interesting:

That's all for tonight.



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