Nope… you aren’t winning me back this quickly

Oh, I am HAPPY the Red Sox won. I love that Cody Ross hit two big homers. I love that the Red Sox bats picked up Jon Lester.

And oh yeah… seeing Daniel Bard in the bullpen WHERE HE BELONGS was great.
Plus seeing Alfredo Aceves get an out (let alone a save) was nice.

This is what the Red Sox SHOULD be doing. Beating a team like the Twins is what you need to do to get back to .500.

But nope.
I am NOT going to call this a Dodged Bullet.
I am NOT going to say “They are back!”
I am NOT going to say “The Sox are going to contend.”

I stand by what I said.
Until further notice, the Red Sox are NOT contenders.

So I am happy… I am glad they won. I am always happy when the Red Sox win.
And when they win, it will be a lot of fun.

But I have no images of playoffs dancing in my head.

This is STILL a mediocre team. Mediocre teams win from time to time… like tonight.

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Jonathan Baylis and Jason Keidel talk Mets on The Sully Baseball Show

Monday Night Around the Majors/The Sully Baseball Show 04/23 by Seamheads | Blog Talk Radio

Jonathan Baylis, the creator of the comic “So Buttons“, joins The Sully Baseball Show. We talk about the Mets, why New Yorkers hate A-Rod and Jeff Bagwell, potential steroid user.

And also friend of Sully Baseball, Jason Keidel, continues our conversation where we talk about the stupidity of Mets management.

It is on the second hour of the Seamheads Tuesday night block.

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The game was delayed… but a play can’t be reviewed?

A great game between two pennant contenders went into extra innings.

And it was decided on a disputed call.

Texas Rangers’ Alberto Gonzalez squeezed a go ahead single in the 11th inning yesterday in Detroit. But Jim Leyland and the Tiger’s catcher disputed the call, claiming the ball hit Gonzalez, making the play dead.

There was a delay when Leyland argued.

The umpires conferred and there was another delay.

And an instant replay quickly showed that the call was wrong.

And all the headlines and discussion (including this blog post) are about a blown call. Two of the best teams in the American League do an exciting rematch of last year’s ALCS… and we talk about a blown call in the deciding game.

But of course instant replay can’t be used there.

There is no argument that it would slow down the game. The game WAS slowed down without it.

And you can’t tell me it is good for the game to have the call wrong in such a crucial situation.

1 minute and the game would have been called correctly.

I will NEVER understand the mindset of those opposed to instant replay.

It spits in the face of logic, fairness and fun.

But I said that already last year.

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