We try not to let our own fan-dom seep too much into the posts of this blog (what? what are you laughing at?) But we can't let this go:
We are thoroughly embarassed to be Indians fans today.
Embarassed. Thats the best word to describe how we feel. How would this three game series have gone differently if a AAA team had showed up to play the Yankees this week instead of the Indians? Would it have been any worse?
How would the 9th inning have gone today if we had been handed the ball and asked to protect a four-run lead instead of Joe Fucking Borowski? Could we have done better? What if we had been handed the ball to start game 1 on Tuesday instead of the $33 million dollar man Jake "I won 15 games two years ago so I'm hanging my hat on that season" Westbrook? Could we have lasted more than 1 2/3 innings?
Oh, and by the way, we know that everybody's MVP Grady "people who see me play 2 or 3 times a year think I'm the second coming of Willie Mays" Sizemore has an OPS over 1000, but he has also now struck out eight times in 40 ABs. And seemingly all of them have come in crucial situations in close games. I guess we are on pace for another 150 strikeout season. When is Wedge going to stop batting him leadoff?
And speaking of Eric "My ass is superglued to the bench" Wedge, why does he continue to leave his pitchers out on the mound 2, 3, 4, 10 batters too long? Does it take an act of God for him to take a pitcher out of the game when he has obviously lost it? Oh, right because Mark "I won executive of the year two years ago so I have this job for life no matter how much I suck at it" Shapiro hasn't gotten anyone decent to come out of the bullpen.
We know that it is only April 19, but so far is there anyone on this team besides CC Sabathia who is not a spectacular disappointment?
AAAAAAH. Thats better. Thank you that was very theraputic.