Sunday, April 29, 2007

Last Week in Baseball! - Not Panic/Celebration Time Just Yet

If you are like us, you grew up on Mel Allen and “This Week in Baseball.” Here at WCT, we have “Last Week in Baseball!” Please don't sue us Fox!

We are through a month of regular season baseball so it really isn’t “early” anymore, but we really feel like Yankee haters (like ourselves) cannot celebrate the team’s demise just yet. Even though the Yanks are in sole possession of last place, looking up at the Devil Rays, we have seen this from them before. Let us not forget 2005, when the Yanks were 11-19 in early May, then caught fire in the second half including a 17-9 September to beat out the Red Sox for the division title. The Yankees pitching staff was banged up for the entire month of April, and we think this team will stabalize once Chien-Ming Wang gets his legs under him and Mike Mussina retuns from the DL. We may end up being wrong, but we will hold off on our "the Yanks are dead! the Yanks are dead!" parade for at least another month

Now, on to our LWIB notes!

- Speaking of the Yankees, we have no idea why Joe Torre has to go through this every year. Four world series championships, six AL pennants, ten division titles, yet he is managing for his job after a slow April.

- It is really, really sad that we've lost another Cardinals pitcher. There are still guys on this team that have not gotten over the passing of Daryl Kile, and now they lose Josh Hancock in a tragic accident.

- Ian Kinsler refuses to go away.

- Now that Bartolo Colon and Jared Weaver have returned, and Chone Figgens is on his way back, we expect the Angels to take off and finally be the team to beat in the AL.

- Nice to see Julian Tavarez pick up a win for the Red Sox yesterday. We were ready to talk about how much sending him out there every fifth day is killing this team.

- Speaking of the Red Sox, so far
Hideki Okajima has been a lot more impressive than Daisuke Matsuzaka. A LOT. We think the Sox have found their 8th inning set up man.

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Its our blog dammit, so we are going to talk about our team every week - This is really scary. The Browns had the best draft of any NFL team, and the Indians are in first place in the best division in the sport. We sincerly expect to be struck by lightning.

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How ‘bout tha... er, I mean, I'll be goddamned! - Sunday at Jacobs Field, Fausto Carmona, in what will likely be his last start since Cliff Lee makes his return this week, pitched 8 1/3 innings, giving up six hits and only a 9th inning solo home run. Fausto Freaking Carmona?

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