All Things Bubba

Because how can you not love a baseball player named "Bubba"?

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

The first day of spring...., that is. It was actually pretty cold down there in Florida. Fans and players were huddled under blankets and towels, trying to keep warm.

Meanwhile, it was in the 80s in Phoenix. Bubba's getting the nicer weather, at least at the moment. (The Mariners had their intrasquad game today. Bronson Sardinha hit a home run.)

Back in Sarasota, Andy Phillips was subbed into the game in the 5th inning. He got one at-bat, grounding out to third. The Gameday link for the game is here. (The Phillies won, 8-1.)

And Reds reliever Gary Majewski is now the proud owner of a 162.00 ERA. Ouch.

Bret Boone has admitted the reason he quit baseball was an alcohol problem. He went into rehab, and has been on the wagon for seven months now. He's apparently swinging the bat so well they moved him from the minor league camp to the big club.

Maybe he can give a few tips to Scott Spiezio. It would be funny if it weren't so sad:

Witnesses saw a man they identified as Spiezio get out of the car and run. Police officers who arrived at the scene found the car, with both of its front tires blown, and verified it was Spiezio’s.

Spiezio allegedly went from the crash site to his condo complex, where a friend noticed that he was disheveled and apparently injured. The friend brought Spiezio into the friend's apartment and tried to clean him up, then Spiezio vomited inside the condo, police said.

When the friend said something about the vomit, Spiezio allegedly became angry and attacked the man, "punching him repeatedly and then throwing him against a wall," according to a statement by the Orange County district attorney’s office.

Good gravy.

posted by BubbaFan, 8:38 PM


funny photo of Andy.
commented by Anonymous Anonymous, February 28, 2008 6:06 PM  
I was going to caption it "Andy of Arabia," but restrained myself. :-)
commented by Blogger BubbaFan, February 28, 2008 6:55 PM  

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