MLB needs a Bresh of Freath Air: Let's Go Rays!!
Every year the Philmes have a new MVP, while the Mets seem to have a bunch of guys competing for MIP, Most Invisible Player, every Autumn. I expect Ryan Howard to win this year. Other than a burning desire to see the Phils go down in shame and collapse, I don't have much to offer. And I'm not above the sort of lazy, sometimes irritating, staccato postings of my "ideas" in brief.
Did someone say "highest bidder"? I think Omar's ears perked up when Manny started spouting off.
The more I think of it, the more I hope Omar can work a trade for a closer (or two). K-Rod is a disaster waiting to happen. And Fuentes is not worth $11 million a year.
I will believe a big Yankees spending spree when I see it. Ca$hman would be reversing course entirely and I just don't see it. They have more pressing needs than the Mets, and I'd expect them to go for Sabathia, Teixiera and Ramirez in that order. They still have a pretty impressive offense. But who knows?
Sad rumor news that Derek Lowe would prefer a West coast team. Happy news that Derek Lowe's bank still accepts the US dollar as currency.
Rafael Furcal. It is mindblowing for anyone who lives in Los Angeles and is familiar with Furcal's injuries to read Rosenthal on the Dodgers estimation of this guy: "Furcal made three errors in one inning when the Dodgers were eliminated by the Phillies in Game 5 of the National League Championship Series, but he is one of manager Joe Torre's favorites, a leader who excels in every aspect of his game." If this is true it just goes to show how fast a players fortunes can turn; when Torre was hired, there was even speculation that he was hired because he had the clout to bench players like Juan Pierre and Furcal!
No one is crediting my earlier diatribes against baseball journalists in particular as the worst of sports commentators, but at least some people are starting to get the idea.
Top Ten Scenarios Under Which Mets fans could Root for the Phillies
A poster Ian B at Amazin Avenue made a list of the circumstances which cheering for the Phillies would be thinkable, including the immortal "Phillies vs. Sheryl Crow." I would add my own as follows:
10. Phillies vs. Derek Jeter
9. Phillies vs. Small, yappy dogs
8. Phillies vs. Premature Ejaculation
7. Phillies vs. Sarah Palin
6. Phillies vs. Black Death
5. Phillies vs. Phillies 2007
4. Phillies vs. Marlins broadcasters
3. Phillies vs. US Postal Service
2. Phillies vs. Sadness
1. Phillies vs. Joe Buck
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