I don’t know what to do in the Pirates-Indians series.
On the one hand I am rooting hard for the Pirates to have a winning season and I don’t want to see them lose momentum.
On the other hand I always support Cleveland teams to help relieve their awful drought. And with the Indians recent slide, I’d like to see them get back into first place.
So here I am, casually rooting for BOTH teams. It’s a quandry.
Fortunately a solution could have emerged.
The Indians won the first two games and the Tigers lost their first two games with the Rockies. So the Indians are back in first place by themselves. Even if they lose today and the Tigers win, they will have a share of first place.
So I want the Pirates to win today so they can get back above .500.
Hey, I need to be organized in my secondary rooting interests.
When the Pirates and Indians play the Red Sox, it is much simpler: I just want the Sox to kick their ass.
I am diplomatic that way.
Oh the McCourts thing is a mess and Selig seems willing to let the team die on the vine. But there is one thing that can be said beyond a shadow of a doubt:
The Dodgers suck.
And they will be dismantled in a few weeks.
Seriously, tonight they lost at home to the worst team in baseball AGAIN.
Tonight they lost on a 10 hit shutout.
10 hits… no runs.
And because they are still paying Manny Ramirez, sitting at home after dodging any steroid question, the Dodgers may not make payroll next month.
They are awful.
And if they are going to be awful with nobody in the stands, they might as well be awful with nobody in the stands with a lower payroll.
The fire sale is going to take place in 2 weeks.
By the time July is done, the Dodgers will basically be the current roster of the Albuquerque Isotopes.
In fact, Dodger fans should just start following the Isotopes NOW just so they can be more familiar with their team in August.
I actually LIKE the Marlins.
I PICKED the Marlins.
I would like to see them do well this year.
But they are 12 games back of Philadelphia in the loss column right now.
They are falling into Astros/Dodgers/Padres/Cubs territory in the Wild Card race. In other words they are tumbling into “Lost Season-Ville” if they don’t do something.
It’s getting gruesome.