it's just the fall-off of their previous high. Too bad about the Boston sweep, but it's nothing. Except this guy comes into the store every day to gloat in my face about it. He thinks baseball players are all overpaid and that Joe D & Lou G & Da Babe were the be-all and end-all. To which I say Jeter Puey & Zorilla!
It's really too bad they have to eat those millions of dollars they spent on Pat Burrell, but at least we won't have to see him strike out three times a game any more. Na na na na, na na na na, hey hey, good-bye.
Welcome, Hank Blalock. I love you already.
Excellent game on national tv today. Nerve-wracking because it was a Mariner no-hitter for 4 innings, but then Evan broke the spell and the goose eggs, the Rays tied it up in the bottom of the 8th, Shields struck out 10, and Willy Aybar hit the walk0ff HR. Very interesting game.
Great start for the Rays on a western road trip, beating Seattle, return of Navvy (who hit), and Burrell, who doesn't. Zobie in center, BJ benched, and Evan... I'm wondering if he can and will out-rod A-Rod in 20 years. Too bad the games end so late...
Update 5/6: Swept Mariners, ended with a shutout. Set new records for run-differentials and won/lost numbers. Team ERA of 2.27; won 4 in a row, now at 20-7, leading both leagues. What a cool team! Too bad no one pays attention to them; they only get on national tv when they play the Yanks or the Sox. Still, I get to see them every night. Gotta go check my fantasy teams... I killed tonight!