If it said “Red Sox Goners”, I would have loved the title. Instead, my favorite team looks out of it. Their pitching is horrendous, as expected, but not even the offense has picked anything up. So all I’ve been watching is complete dominance by Cliff Lee. He only gave up two hits and a walk while striking out 13 in his eight frames of scoreless baseball. If this was my man Tim Lincecum, I would be rejoicing. Not this time. Now it’s a player I am not fond of that devoured my team.
Out of the sad Yankee fan’s closet and into the world of Josh Hamilton. The Sports World has been doused with articles praising Josh Hamilton every day. Hamilton is a great player that finally overcame his troubles and has the career that he was destined to have as a prospect. However, he still did drugs. Does that make it right? I don’t think he can walk away with a free pass. His comeback story is amazing, but the dark spots never disappear. Unless if it’s the sun spots on the sun. Every few years those do.
Anyway, Cardinals fans around the world are rejoicing. In an offseason that is sure to begin with uncertainty, they know at least one thing. Tony La Russa is returning for his 16th season to be the Cardinals coach. Speaking of team jobs, Sandy Alderson is getting another interview for the GM job of the NY Mets. I think Alderson is a good choice. At least for the Mets, he is better than Minaya and *laugh* Steve Phillips.
Remember, Reggie Jackson is Mr.October no matter what. If anybody tries to give anybody else that nickname, they really don’t know their baseball history. On a last note, do not listen to Buster Olney. He is an ignorant and overrated sportswriter. Hey Olney, do you still think Mike Pelfrey is an “elite” starting pitcher? Do you still think Ryan Howard and Albert Pujols are switching shoes?