Sunday, October 7, 2007

Playoff Reflections, Day Five

Cubs fans, I feel very sorry for you all -- seriously. I and probably 90% of the baseball world expected you all to just beat Arizona, but it was not to be.

The good Drew, Stephen (not J.D., sorry Ian, but I never liked him to begin with) along with Eric "Captain America" Byrnes, Chris Young and cast of others swept Chicago in three games.

They once again trumped Chicago's pitching, and now they have advanced to the NLCS, thanks to a dominating 5-1 victory.

This time Cubs fans cannot blame the Curse of the Billy Goat, black cats or Steve Bartman.

No, it was the lack of offense and the big-free agent signings who did not do their jobs.


What can you say about the Rockies? In the second inning, a scene out of a Alfred Hitchcock movie took place as the lights went out thanks to some violent winds. In a well, fought out game, Colorado won 2-1, as they got a huge hit from in an 8th rally by Jeff Baker's RBI single that scored Yarvit Torrelalba.

In the end, both the Rockies and Diamondbacks will take one another in the most unlikely NLCS match-up ever.


Being that the Yankees are on the brink of post season elimination, and seemingly will not capture their holy grail.

Of course, once again, Joe Torre's job is on the line, like it every year; however, based on the chatter already in the New York media, he being fired may actually come to fruition.

I hope he does not go out like this, as lest we forget, the baseball world and the Yankees brass were given him a pat on the back.

Now, the savior will be Roger Clemens, 45 and he's not pitched in the last 3 or so weeks. Lords knows which Roger will show up, as he's had problems staying healthy all season.

I see the Yanks taking game four, as Westbrook isn't exactly the most formidable guy out there and the confines of the Bronx are so intimidating; however, as we have seen in the 2007 playoffs, anything can happen.


Meanwhile, out West, the Sox take on the Angels. The game is obviously a must win for the Angels as they send Jered Weaver to counter against battle-tested veteran Curt Schilling.

I see the Sox wiping the floor with the Halos easily, I think that they have the complete team in the playoffs. Los Angeles has a hill to climb, and I just don't see them winning it.

Oh yeah, if anyone from TBS is reading, can you please stop running the spots for Frank Caliendo's new show every five minutes! It was cool too see his spots the first and second time around; however, after the 20th time, it's made me sick. Stop it! We get it.

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