So now the idiot fans of the evil empire can settle down. The A.L. East lead is 2.5 games now, and the Red Sox are the first team to clinch a post-season berth. The worst case scenario now is the Sox in as the Wild Card, and although that would be irritating to watch the Red Sox fumble away the division (a scenario I find unlikely), the important thing is to just get in. Now the Sox can set their rotation, coax Manny's oblique muscle into working order, allow Dice-K and Hideki Okajima to regain some arm strength, and get ready for the playoffs. Possible starting rotation order: Beckett in game 1, Schilling in game 2, Dice-K/Lester/Wakefield for game 3. I would lean to Lester since he is a lefty and use Dice K in game 4, if needed, with Wakefield heading to the pen as possible long relief.
I really feel the playoffs will be won in the ALCS, because the NL is so pathetic. So ideally the Sox beat Cleveland in the first round, grind out a win vs. the Angels, and start ordering the World Series rings!!
I loove Saturdays in September. The weather has finally cooled down, playoff baseball is on the horizon, and Rutgers football is now not only worth watching (Ranked 13 in the country, baby) but Rutgers now lays the smackdown on sacrificial lambs (todays victim=Norfolk State). It was a few short years ago that I went to the game and watched RU lose to a division 1-AA squad, the UNH wildcats. Those days are now gone, and RU could become THE Northeast football powerhouse, ala the old days of Penn State. (RU just put up 45 pts - in the second quarter!!
I went out last night to watch Red Sox Vs. Evil Empire and I got hammered. Good thing, since I missed the Red Sox implosion. Fell asleep on the floor last night, woke up a little shaky, but not miserable. (The joys of being older and recognizing the stop signs/red lights, and most importantly following them, as opposed to the younger days of plowing right on through and feeling like shit for the rest of the weekend. A little achy today, and pretty thirsty, but nothing else. the best part is that it is Saturday, day 1 of the weekend, and one more full day of not going to work awaits.
I've been feeling a little sad lately over the death of our beloved friend, Pumpkin. We miss her very much. (see pic above)
Finally, Amy Lee from Evanescene is so freakin beautiful.
Has anyone seen my friend towlie? I haven't seen him for 9 days, and I miss him very much.
It must be September and the regular season, because A-Hole is on fire. 2 homers in 1 inning last night. Of course, if the evil empire does spend it's way into the post season, we all know that A-hole will curl up like a man's testes in ice cold water, not to be seen until it's time for scumbag agent Scott Boras to ask for tons more money for Mr. regular season!
Boston Red Sox still lead the division by 6, and have the best record in baseball. Bring on the playoffs!
Well, evil empire fans, it looks like the high from your 3 game sweep is gone faster than the euphoria one experiences from a rush of bad blow (not that I know, of course) and after losing today, (the third of 4) and the Red Sox looking to close on a win, the empire is 7 games behind the heroic BoSox, and only 1 game up on the Seattle Mariners. Oh, and it looks like Roger "I got away with attempted murder on Mike Piazza" Clemens continues to prove how much he is worth... shit, although he convinced the empire he was worth over a million a start for a 5 inning, over 4 ERA pitcher. Meanwhile, rookie Clay Buchholz thrown a no hitter for the Sox, another piece of a potential championship season.
Super smart (and oh so humble) I often wonder if heightened intelligence is a blessing or a curse. Recognizing the evil, lies, and corruption that dominate the world, I often retreat into films, comics, sports, and other distractions. Bread and Circuses, baby!! (Don't you just wanna hang out with me now; I must be a barrel of laughs). My blog is where you can read these thoughts, and soon enough you will begin to see, I'm a pretty cool guy. (There's that humility again)