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Trade deadline day 2009 brought the usual feelings; upset stomach, frantic checking of the Internet to see who went where, and the brief moment of panic around 3:50 pm where I wonder if the Yankees are getting Pujols, Manny, and Doc Halladay for Johnny Damon and a rosin bag.
Thankfully, none of the above happened. Boston picked up Victor Martinez from Cleveland for Justin Masterson and a couple of prospects and other than the fact Doc stayed in Toronto, I'm pretty happy with what went down.
Vic is a hitting machine, sounds like an all around good guy, and can throw a guy out a second. I love me some Tek (as witnessed by my header) but when an old lady with a walker AND osteoporosis can steal second on you it may be time to look elsewhere. He can also play first and DH, which considering Mikey may need to borrow the old ladies walker sometime in the next few weeks is huge.
Sox win in Baltimore, Pap gets the save in a "doesn't give Ted an ulcer" sort of way, and the Yankees are loosing to the White Sox as I type.
Not a bad way to end a Friday night.