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Three Strikes: Glad Week Is Over

Updated: April 12, 2008, 4:12 PM ET
OK, so I'm posting this Saturday instead of Friday. The calendar police can arrest me any time they want. But the point is, here are some people in baseball who ought to be glad THIS week is over:

STRIKE ONE -- INJURY DEPT.: Thanks to my buddy, Andy Baggarly, of the San Jose Mercury News for alerting us all to the Injury Hall of Fame mishap that befell Giants reliever Keiichi Yabu on Monday. He was unavailable for a couple of days this week -- after zapping himself in the eye with his not-so-handy-dandy exercise band.

If you've been wondering when one of those exercise bands would get tired of the abuse and strike back, here's how this happened: Yabu hooks the band to his locker, and the hook wriggled free. Next thing he knew, whap.

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