"It [stunk]," said Markakis, who was in the clubhouse Friday. "I was home. I didn't want to go on the road trip, so I could get back here and benefit, you know, lifting weights-wise and staying on top of things. But it was tough watching your team on TV. You want to be there. And it was tough, because they played such a good series [in Boston]. It was fun to watch, but it's more fun to be a part of it."