Browsing posts from September, 2009
The Mets are way over-thinking its uniform changes. There’s no reason to add black to an already beautiful Giants orange and Dodgers blue.
In fact, it’s time to retired that awful looking black jersey all together. Seriously, you’re a New York team. Have some fashion sense.
Riding the style trend is what got the Mets in this Gothic mess in the first place. The Reds were another victim of the black trap until new owner Bob Castellini abandoned the black and gave a modern twist to a simple red and white uniform. Cincy’s digs couldn’t look any better.
A little addition by subtraction, that’s all the Mets need to do.
I picked Minnesota to finish dead last in the AL Central.
I figured Joe Mauer’s early season back troubles and the tough economy would kick start the Twinkies into rebuilding mode.
Instead, Mauer is a legitimate MVP candidate and the Twins are just two games back of the division leading Tigers. My bad, dawgs.
Winning a division means winning on the road.
The Cubs didn’t do that this season and not surprisingly, they’re not winning the division either.
Eighty one road games in the books and the Cubs finish seven-games below.500 at 37-44. That hurts.
What worse is their disappointing road series record of 10-15-1.
As if watching the Cardinals win the division wasn’t bad enough, there stood Mark DeRosa in the middle of the celebration.
How’s that for the Cubs needing a left-handed bat this past offseason?
Come to think of it, if DeRosa stays a Cub chances are he’s popping champagne on the North Side.
Instead, his former team is toast and his replacement suspended for the remainder of the season.
Rest assured I won’t be pulling for the Cards come October, but I will be pulling for DeRosa.
I hope he sticks it to Hendry even more with an impressive postseason.
Knowing De-Ro, he’ll come through…especially with all the crazy Cubs curses aside.
No doubt Zambrano wanted to best Tim Lincecum Friday night.
He did it, too: complete game two-hitter. Impressive stuff for sure.
I’d like to ask Zambrano why he can’t crank it up like that more often.
The thing is, I think he could if he wanted to, but he’s just too lazy to care, and that’s a shame.
Jeff Baker is hitting .433 in his last eight games.
This month alone he’s batting .347 through 21 games.
Are we talking about the Cubs’ starting second baseman for 2010?
Let me guess, this time he really means it.
How many times has Bradley read this same apology…three, four, fives times?
It’s another lame joke buried in the latest chapter of baseball’s version of the T.O. Show.
For certain, the only thing sorry here is Bradley himself.
And in the words of Bugs Bunny, ‘What a maroon.’
The Cardinals Magic Number is down to 2.
Meaning soon the Red Birds will be celebrating the NL Central Division title.
Meanwhile, the Cubs are already gone fishin’, but at least they’re not playing like it.
Milton Bradley gets canned and the club immediately goes 3-0.
How much is coincidence? Nada.
We’ve seen guys like Tyler Colvin before.
Lots of hype, lots of money, and always lots of potential.
Colvin is that can’t-miss prospect. A guy who has the right look, has the right numbers and, has his shot to make the big club.
Too often, unfortunately, we soon discover how so many of the can’t-miss guys simply can’t-play big league ball.
This is the moment that defines Jim Hendry’s career.
A career that’s no longer defined by any previous player transactions or back-to-back division titles.
It’s about a single deadly move that helped tear apart a 97-win team before the first game was even played this season.
Milton Bradley played Hendry for a sucker, which he was, and now it’s put Hendry’s job in jeopardy.