Tagged: Twins

Who I’m Rooting For And Why…

I’ll start with the American League.

Twins vs Yankees:

Twins.
Why?
Because their the underdogs…
America loves the underdogs.
America loves to love the underdogs
America loves to hate the Yankees.
Pretty simple.

Red Sox vs. Angels:

Angels.
Why?
Because I like them more, I guess.
Also because I like Mike Scioscia.  
And Nick Adenhart

Now the National League…

Rockies vs. Phillies:

I don’t care, like at all. This series is bittersweet for me. Why? Because I know one of these teams will fail (YEY!!!), but one will succeed (BOO!!!).

Cardinals vs. Dodgers:

In a way I want to see the Cardinals win it all, but I would mind watching the Dodgers win…

So, Who are you rooting for??

 

Its The Most Wonderful Time of The Year…

Anyone remember that commercial from Staples where the Dad took the two kids school shopping? They played that classic Christmas song, the kids were depressed and pissed, and the Dad was dancing with glee…

No?

Why, here it is.

) verses a suddenly hot Chicago lineup. While The Twins are matching KC’s Hochevar (7-12, 6.24) with veteran pitcher and mid season pick up, Carl Pavano (13-12, 5.07).

In my opinoin, both the Twins and Tiger have advantages in their respective games. So, their season’s could both be decided by a tie-breaker. THATS EXCITING!

In a tie-breaker would insue, Scott Baker (15-9, 4.36) would face off against Rick Porcello (14-9, 4.04).

I like the move the Twins made. I like haing the veteran pitcher playing in the must win game, and playing their best pitcher in the tie-breaker. You want a guys whos been there, a guy who could pitch under pressure.

Both teams are in 1st place, both team are good, both can make the playoffs.
Its all up in the air!

Whoever wins will face the Yankees on 10/7/09 or 10/8/09 and swept out of the postseason on 10/11/09…

…Just kidding!

That’s all for me folks!

I’mmmmmmmmmmm BACK!

The last time I came back from a break, this blog finished first among all Braves blogs in August. Lets see what kind of magic we can come up with this time.

Why I Left?:

Because of Hewlett Packer. Those expletives took forever to give me my laptop back!

Anyways:

The Braves are eliminated from the playoffs, and they sure are playing like it. Having dropped three in a row, two to the Nationals no less, that spark in the team certainly has left. I’m a bit tardy on covering their near-historic streak, but I will say that pitching and timely hitting carried them.

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Fridays loss was disappointing. Lowe needs to go, for one big reason:

  • His contract: Lowe makes 45 million dollars over the next three years. Thats good for      the highest paid player on the Braves…
  • His performance: Derek was brought in to lead the staff, and a 4.55 ERA doesn’t really say, “leader”. Sadly, he does lead the team in wins, but thats a totally different story.
  • His age: The man is 36 years old. While thats young in our world, he’s old in baseball years. Much like dog years, you have to convert it. So Derek Lowe is actually 72 years old, until he retires.
  • His sweat: Its amazing how much sweat he can produce. Does he ever stop? He could have an endorsement deal with speed stick…

Oh look at that, I had four reasons, well isn’t that something… [Rolls Eyes]

Nate McLouth deserves some serious props for this incredible play.
 
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Award Picks (without explanation):

AL ROY: Gordon Beckham
NL ROY: Chris Coghlan

AL MVP: Joe Mauer
NL MVP: Albert Pujols

AL Cy Young: Zack Greinke
NL Cy Young: Adam Wainwright

Also, I will be covering select playoff games, so, there is something to look forward to do.
(I guess)

GO TWINS!! (and Braves!)

That’s all for me folks!