Fruit Basket Upset!
Ideally there would be 32 teams divided equally between the four American time zones. We ain’t got that so here’s an alternative to shoot down on Day One of the Great Void…
Three 10-team leagues; left, center & right, constituted as follows:
LEFT = Angels, Dodgers, A’s, Giants, Padres, D’backs, Rockies, Rangers, ‘Stros & M’s
CENTER = Cubs, Sox, Royals, Cards, Twins, Reds, Tribe, Tigers, Brewers & Jays
RIGHT = Yanks, Bosox, Mets, Phils, Bucs, O’s, Nats, Braves, Rays, Marlins…
Every team plays the nine others in its league 18 times each…
Best record in each league + next seven best winning pct.’s regardless of league to post-season
The top six rest while 7/10 & 8/9 meet in best of 3 series; then seed 1 thru 8 according to regular season records…
Quarterfinal series = best of 5; semi’s & WS = best of 7…
The Mostly Stars game? Who cares? Not the players. DH? Outta here! Tradition/history? See Cooperstown…
I think, theoretically, any two teams could potentially match up in the WS; an intriguing possibility even though we know that, practically speaking, there’s one team that is doomed to never make another appearance.
Sorry, Rob, no more regularly scheduled west coast trips for the Cubs, but everybody saves on travel costs and makes America just that much less dependent on foreign oil.
Didn't see the game, but it sounded like the Cubs gave away 2 runs with poor fielding. Bummer.
Well, it's been a fun diet of Reds, Brewers and Braves, but now the Cubs have to play real teams in May (Pirates, Nationals, SF, Cards and Dodgers) -- hope we are all still smiling when we wake up on Memorial Day.
He does seem out of synch. His body seems to start forward, then his arms sort of try to catch up -- if that's his normal swing, he will never hit for power. It's an all-arms slasher swing, but the timing seems off.
He is currently slugging .256 -- I realize the weather has been bad, but that's epically bad. Currently 92nd out of 94 qualified NL batters. Yikes.
Weird home stand -- 3-1, with 2 rainouts, vs. two teams that will lose 100 games. Feels oddly disappointing.
Miserable baseball weather all week -- hopefully better weather will get the bats going. Not just walking, but actually hitting.
That strike call on LaSterlla was terrible
I was hearing some talk that John Mallee is trying to change Heyward's swing. Wonder if that is lending itself to the slow start.
at least it wasn't a "nobody showed up" stomping.
anytime you wanna jumpstart your season would be nice, heyward.
Now looming VERY large. Game tied.
That Braves TOOTBLAN trying to stretch a double into a triple is looming very large.
Phil, do you know if Victorino has an opt out date approaching? Thanks.
Maybe he can even fall asleep/passout at a red light. #cardinalway
hopefully he has enough time to pound 6-10 beers before the drive back home.
: / )
Yeah, there's that....
CTSteve -- have they decided to skip tomorrow's game...? (I keed)
Not a bad thing -- Bryant and Miggy are hurt, and Ross could use a day off.