Monday, October 08, 2007

Suck it, New York

Some quick thoughts...

This wasn't an upset. This was taking care of business. That's what happens when the better team wins.

So I was a bit wrong on Paul Byrd. I convinced myself that I wanted to see Sabathia go Monday night but Byrd pitched well... 5 innings, 2 runs, 8 hits... can't ask for much more than that. Well done Paulie.

Now C.C. and Carmona pitch Game 1 and 2 in Boston. That is gonna be fun.

Dear Fox, please don't make the same mistake that TBS did. There will be two teams playing in the ALCS, its okay to talk about both teams. TBS had all these neat little stats on the Yankee players, they focussed on Joe Torres' and A-Rod's future and all this crap. The announced seemed genuinely shocked that the Tribe kept playing well. FYI, the Cleveland Indians are a good baseball team. They have a lineup with multiple All-Stars, they have two Cy Young candidates, they have a ridonkulous bullpen; they won 96 games for a reason! Even with the lead, it seemed like they were just waiting for the Yankees to come back, like this Boston-New York ALCS was pre-ordained.

Please everyone pick Boston (oh God... the Sports Guy's team in a playoff series against a Cleveland team... I may go insane).

Kenny Lofton does not look 40. He's still fast. He's still slapping the ball all over the place. It's weird.

How can anyone not feel good for some of the mainstays on this Tribe roster. Sabathia, Blake, Martinez, Sizemore, Peralta, Westbrook... these guys have been here seemingly forever and it was great to see them whooping it up in the clubhouse after the game.

Joe Borowoski scares the shit out of me.


Greg said...

Go Tribe!!!

Bob said...

The announcing was about as bad as I have ever heard. I'm not a Tribe fan, but it seemed as if TBS saw this as nothing more than an exhibition series. They ought to be ashamed of themselves. But now we get to put up with FOX fawning all over Boston.

Anonymous said...

I hear you about Borowski. I don't ever remember him having a 1-2-3 inning with the Marlins. No matter how big a lead, he always managed to keep the other team in it.

Anonymous said...

Great post.

So true about Borowski . . . he makes me feel queasy with nervousness.

Has anyone seen a ballclub closer than this one in recent years?? They deserve a championship and so does Cleveland.

Go Tribe!!!

Anonymous said...

Cleavland now knows how Boston fans feal about broadcasting. For years FOX has given all the talk time to the yanks. This year it was TBS!

Andrew said...

Honestly, I'm a Boston fan and I completely agree with you. I'm thrilled that you guys took down the Yankees so that no one has to hear the media (or the fans for that matter) spout the stupid curse stuff anymore; now hopefully the networks will figure out that the Indians are for real and have just as many, if not more, interesting storylines and personalities as the Sox. I'm looking forward to this series - it's almost a lock for 6 or 7 games of great baseball, media be damned. The Indians are for real. So are the Sox. That's all that should matter.

Michael Beckwith said...

It always feels good to look at the TV screen and see those guidos with their uni-brows teared up as they watch their Yanks get eliminated! GO TRIBE!!!

Dan W said...

I agree completely.

I think the only stat that TBS consistently mentioned on the Indians was the fact that they were hitting well with RISP and two outs.

Other than that, it was all about The A-Rod Watch and other meaningless Yankees stats.

Cleveland and Boston seem to match up well and this is going to be one hell of a series.

Go Tribe!