Monday, August 24, 2009

While You Were Unassisted

There have only been 15 unassisted triple plays in Major League Baseball and maybe the one Eric Bruntlett turned on Sunday in the bottom of the ninth inning was the most unlikely. The Phillies' Bruntlett doesn't usually start and this season has been less than stellar at the plate and in the field; earlier in the inning he had an error. But there he was, catching a line drive, stepping on second, and tagging an overzealous Mets runner trying to advance from first. Unassisted triple play!

Who else needs no help? Closer to your world, Sen. Chuck Schumer is essentially saying: Republicans, who needs 'em? Bloomberg and others are reporting that Democrats are considering the unassisted route themselves, after Schumer's appearance on Meet the Press over the weekend where he discussed the Democrats' options for passing health care reform.

So expect the unexpected this final full week of August, you never know.

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