Sunday, October 5, 2008

Post-season Blues

As in the Blue Horde from the Chavez LAtrine. Of course, if the CHCers had won, we'd be hearing interviews with Sarah Palin about how she's always been a Cubbies fan and only communists, liberals and terrorists like other teams. If I search my soul, I find I don't care that much. The LADoggs make me want to vom, especially with The Godfather at the helm, reaping in more praise about his managerial magic. Sort of like Rudy Googliani getting credit for "leadership" by going to Yankee Stadium after 9/11. Hell--a whole goddamn smell of Yankees fans went to the Bronx after 9/11. They just didn't get on TV. Nevermind. I hate the Smogsuckers, but I don't give enough of a shit to get upset about a playoff win, even a trip to the World Serious. I'm bummed because of the damn Giants. I knew they would stink this year. We all did. But they are going to stink next year, too. We will finally put up five straight losing seasons in 2009, a franchise record for futility.

Tell me I'm wrong.

Deliver me some Xanax for my baseball soul.


Anonymous said...

You're wrong! Without any drastic moves, next year, we will win 85 to 90. That may be enough to get us into the post-season.

Who will sign C. C. Sabathia? He is a balance-of-power shifter (& a heck of a good hitter). After the Zito escapade, I doubt that we'll be anywhere near that bidding war, but someone will get him - hopefully, not in our division.

Things are great here!

M.C. O'Connor said...

Kindly explain HOW a team with no hitting can win 85 let alone 90.

Anonymous said...

I've always been a huge Phillies fan. Huge. Go Phils. And go Rays! I'm really wanting to see the Rays and Phils match up in the series.

JC Parsons said...

Is that really Ron??? What has it been? Two months , three? Glad to know you are still among the living!

I also have a bit of a flush of optimism. I'm not sure I see us getting to 90 wins but maybe. I take a lot of solace in the fact that we played .500 for the last two months, a time when we stopped playing veterans and let the yutes take over. I said ALL YEAR that we could only be better with the rookies. Next year, perhaps we will start in that mode. All we have to do is fill one of the BLACK HOLES (shortstop, first base, and third) with an average or better hitter and we are on our way. Fill two of those holes and we are a much improved offense. Pablo may be an answer but we better wait and see.