About This WeekendBy
What you missed this weekend while finding out that pet owners will fork over their hard earned cash for pretty much anything…
• Frustrating former Marlin picks up where frustrating current Marlin leaves off. After 26 games, Emilio Bonifacio’s hitting streak finally came to an end. Dan Uggla’s, on the other hand, reached 22 games on Sunday. You can expect Cameron Maybin to break Joe DiMaggio’s record sometimes next season.
• Emilio must really hate me. Not content with invalidating all of my arguments with a 26-game hitting streak, Bonifacio is now doing other inconceivable things, like putting the ball over the fence.
• Oh, hey, you’re still here! The MLB trade deadline came and went, but the only move the Marlins made was pretending that they traded Leo Nunez.
Imagine Nunez’s surprise when manager Jack McKeon summoned him into his office after the game, wished him luck, and told him he’d been traded to the Cubs.
“I said, ‘OK,’ then everybody was laughing and I realized it was a joke,” said Nunez, who joined Robb Nen as the only closers in club history with multiple 30-plus save seasons. “I’m here until the Marlins want. My desire is to stay here, but those are decisions the bosses make. I’d like to stay here. I feel good and have confidence with all my teammates.”
Added Nunez, “Plus, those guys now owe me like a gazillion-bazillion dollars!”