Posted on: October 1, 2009 2:00 am

Dodgers in cruise control

With home field throught the NL playoffs on the line, my favorite team in all of sports, seem to have shut it down and plan on just coasting in to the playoffs. If it's good to be hot going into the playoffs then the Dodgers may be in big trouble. They need to take this off day and regroup and refocus, then go kick the crap out of the Rockies for the next 3 days and that should build up the momentum needed. If they sleepwalk through the next series it may be hard to flick the switch back on, especially on the road against Carpenter or Cliff Lee.
Come on boys right this ship now.
Category: MLB
Tags: Dodgers
Posted on: July 10, 2009 1:25 am

How 1 swing can alter a franchise?

Mariners radio asked this question.
F. Gutierrez's 8th inn game winning HR tonight might make the Mariners buyers in the trading game. They climb to just 2.5 back in the AL West and have to be thinking they have a shot in a not so stellar division. This HR might have stopped the Mariners from dumping the high-priced good players for prospects. This HR might persuade the M's to go find that bat that could help them in the pennent chase. or this HR might just delay the inevitable fact that they are not a very good team and should they lose the next 2 games then it might be back to square one. But here is a crazy scenerio:

The M's go get that bat and squeak out a division title in a weak AL West.

Now, are they set up for a playoff run?? The scary thing is they might be set up better for the playoffs than the team that won 116 games. The rotation of Felix HernandezErik Bedard, Jarrod Washburn, and Brandon Morrow (only when necessary) could be the key.

But here is the truth. It's 1 game in early July. All it amounts to is 1 more win. The Mariners have never been a team to go get that deadline help, but hey, "it's a new day and a new way."
Category: MLB
Posted on: July 8, 2009 1:26 am

"The Steroid Era"

I was reading The Knobler Blog tonight about the boo's Manny Ramirez received in NY. Knobler said "Maybe fans don’t care as much about steroids as we think they do. Maybe they simply like Manny more than we think they do."

I have to say the majority of fans do not care. The media loves it, it gives them something to write, talk, and debate about day in and day out. Congress seems to care pulling baseball players in front of them trying to get them to confess, and when they don't trying to prove they are lying. I don't even want to know how many tax payer dollars have gone towards the Barry Bonds trial. The economy needs a boost and wasting money chasing ballplayers around doesn't seem the answer.

I am a baseball fan 1st and a Dodger fan second. Manny tested positive for a drug that players supposedly take when they are getting off the roids. He supposedly juiced up, along with over 100 other players that are on a "secret" (ya right) list. Manny is great for the game. He is a fun loving guy that seems to understand that it's entertainment as well as performance that we crave. I live near Seattle and I am going to the game this Sunday for the 1st time this season. Why?? My family of 3 plus an infant, plus parking = about  $125, and that just gets us in the game. For what we get charged to watch this game I want to see things I've never seen before. If that means a juiced player hits one 500 feet or a juiced pitcher throws a no-no so be it. They are the ones that will pay the health consiquences later. 

However, I do take one stand when it comes to the players taking steroids and that has to do with entrance into the Hall of Fame. There is no way any player who admitted, or through tests was proven to take performance enhansing drugs should be allowed in. The Hall to me is a place where the best of best, ever, reside, and they played the game the right way.

As far as records go if it is admitted or proven through tests that a player holding a record was juiced that too should be wiped from the books and the record return to the original player that set it.

I feel better now as I used " A Place to Vent"
Category: MLB
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