Friday, August 13, 2010

Baseball mixes in a little MMA to keep things interesting

What I’m really starting to dig about baseball are all of the ‘beat downs’ that are being administered to clubs that are inclined to “pop off” before the chips have been counted. It’s certainly making the typically slow summer months dramatic before we head into a home stretch that could have some of the best pennant races in recent memory. I know, I know, “don’t ever correlate different sports because the purist will get really peeved”, but what the Reds attempted to do to the Cards would be the equivalent of the Thunder calling out the Lakers ahead of their playoff series. Tony’s crew has been the staple in the NL Central for years, where the Reds, although looking like the team of the future, haven’t sniffed a title since George senior was the commander in chief. So to call them out prior to coming into your house is more than a shot across the bow,’ them’s fightin’ words’, which is more than acceptable if you have the stones to back it up on the field. Unfortunately for the Reds they hit with a three punch combination and the medics are still in the ring as they not only got swept in their own house, they also lost the division lead, and physically got beat up in front of their wives in a brawl that they started and got suspended for. Needless to say It was a disappointing series on many levels. Cincy, I love to watch you play, but if you lose the division there’s a good chance you won’t be in the post season again this year as the NL West may have a lock on that ticket, so it would probably behoove you to keep it to yourself until you have some street cred in the eyes of the league otherwise you look like the squirrel trying to get a nut, and quite frankly, you just have earned it yet baby.

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