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Wake N’ Blog For August 19th: A Pig In A Poke: Entire Nippon Ham Fighters Team Quarantined Because Of Swine Flu

wake-n-blogMLB Roundup. Jamie Moyer replaced Pedro Martinez, the guy who replaced him the rotation after a rain delay and pitched six scoreless innings as the Phillies beat Diamondbacks 5-1. Gabe Cross hit a two-run homer and Pat Burrell and B.J. Upton added solo shots in Tampa Bay’s 5-4 victory over Baltimore. The Mets scored eight runs in the fourth inning, chasing starter Derek Lowe on the way to routing the Braves 9-4. [MLB.com Scoreboard]

National Football League. Brett Favre Brett Favre Brett Favre Brett Favre Brett Favre Brett Favre Brett Favre Brett Favre Brett Favre [Star Tribune]

National Hockey League. 34-year-old felon Todd Bertuzzi signed a one-year, $1.5 million contract with the Detroit Red Wings. Okay, he’s not a felon – but he should be. [Detroit Free Press]

Now is this truly ironic or Alanis Morissette ironic? The entire Nippon Ham Fighters baseball team has been quarantined after three of its players contracted the H1N1 virus. Japan has over 5,000 confirmed cases of the swine flu. I blame Godzilla. [Yahoo!/Reuters]