On today’s episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast, I talk about the parity in the American League and why the Angels resemble a little league team. Also, Andre McCutchen, Shelby Miller, Justin Maxwell and Justin Masterson owned baseball. Subscribe on iTunes HERE.
The Indians are the best team in the American League right now. And if you missed the game against the second place Royals, then you missed another fun back and forth affair.
Sin Soo Choo broke it open with a 7th inning homer. Matt LaPorta is showing that the CC Sabathia trade might finally be paying dividends. Grady Sizemore’s comeback is in full swing. Jack Hannahan, he of 18 career homers going into yesterday’s game, hit 2 out last night.
And oh yeah, Justin Masterson won his 5th game.
Show up! What if THIS is the team that does what Bernie Kozar, LeBron James, Albert Belle and CC Sabathia couldn’t do?
What if THIS is the team that finally wins it? Don’t you want to at least know their names?
OK. I realize that it is a mid week series in April against Kansas City, so I understand if it isn’t standing room only at The Jake. (Sorry Progressive… it’s the Jake.)
But there SHOULD be some buzz and excitement in Cleveland this week. The three game losing streak means they are no longer the best team in the American League (the defending AL Champion Rangers have that honor.)
They ARE still on top of the AL Central, and the Royals are still in second. Last week the two teams met up for a thrilling 4 game set. And on Tuesday, Justin Masterson is taking his 4-0 record to the hill.
Embrace this team! Who knows what they will do this year? And in a way, that doesn’t matter. In April they are playing an exciting brand of baseball and are giving Cleveland fans a little bit of hope.
They very well might not be contending in August or September and the games will be dull “playing out the string” affairs.
Wouldn’t it be more fun to see them play when you can say “Who knows? Maybe they CAN do something!”?
Get on the bandwagon NOW! The best case scenario is you are rooting for the team than finally delivers a title to Cleveland.
The worst case scenario? You see a fun baseball game.
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