The Red Sox and Rockies are squaring off…
The Rox beat the Sox in a thriller last night in their match up since the 2007 World Series, and the Rockies got revenge on Jon Lester, who won the clinching game in in ’07, by beating him and also on World Series MVP Mike Lowell who was retired for the last out.
The Sox offense will probably come back in the thin air and deep power alleys of Coors Field.
But on the mound tonight for Colorado is Ubaldo Jimenez.
He’s having a mind boggling first half of the season and is the Cy Young front runner.
Shouldn’t the Cy Young winner have to face all the best teams in the game? The Red Sox have the second most wins in the big leagues and Jimenez is facing them while they are hot, last night’s loss not withstanding.
And he could be getting revenge for Game 2 of the 2007 World Series… a game where Jimenez pitched and actually had the lead for a few innings before the Sox clawed a pair of runs off of him to get the lead and the win.
You don’t get this match up in a regular season game without Interleague Play.
There isn’t this kind of intrigue about a late June game if it were two contending teams in the same league.
And yet some lunatics will still say it should be abolished.
And THIS lunatic will continue pointing out how insane that point of view is.
I don’t care if the horse is dead. Give me that whip!
It is a beautiful summer day in Oakland and the A’s and Reds are playing a day game.
Naturally it is not being televised. And also naturally the A’s are floundering and falling in the standings. As I pointed out earlier, the Rangers are indeed in first place and will probably eventually fall on their face as is their M.O.
If the A’s hang in close to the Rangers, they could find themselves in a position to win the AL West in August.
Instead they are being slowly flushed down the drain.
As I am typing this, the A’s blew a bases loaded nobody out chance.
But what can I say about the A’s that my friend and Bay Area based comic Wes Hoffman couldn’t also write.
He is a big A’s fan and while I don’t always link up other people’s articles, I love his latest A’s rant that you can read right here.
Keep the faith Wes.
1989 wasn’t THAT long ago.
Hey, I may still be of the opinion that soccer will never catch on in America as a professional sport… but you’d have to be dead from the neck up to not be excited by today’s 1-0 win over Algeria.
That’s right… we knocked Algeria down a peg or two!
I love that because of another lousy call against the USA, some people are grumbling that the World Cup is stacked AGAINST America.
Yeah, that makes sense. That’s EXACTLY what the World Cup wants… America’s interest LESSENED!
Now the USA is involved in the elimination round. It should be fun.
By the way, speaking of Algeria, if you’ve never seen the classic film The Battle of Algiers, do yourself and rent it. It is an amazing movie.
Not that that has anything to do with anything, but when will I ever have another context on this blog to plug that movie?