What’s next for the AL and NL
I’m just a 30 year old
singer who loves baseball. I know
more random facts than most, and have received much hazing for the uselessness
of the majority of that knowledge.
I played with one current major leaguer, and coached three current minor
leaguers. I’m no expert, but I’m
in the vicinity! HA!
Let me start by saying
how brokenhearted I am these days. It wasn’t an enjoyable weekend in the
Nail household. I’m not saying I expected (okay maybe I did) my Cardinals
to win the World Series, but I sure as heck didn’t expect them to bow out in
the first round. I’ll save my comments for later, and I will apologize in
The Phillies and
Yankees should win, and it shouldn’t be close. The Phillies scare me to
death. They remind me of the Yankees’ of the 1990’s, in that they have
this unbelievable swagger about them. It’s almost like they are
completely shocked when they don’t win. That is a completely unrealistic
thought process in baseball with almost a 200 game season, but they certainly
pull the attitude off.
I have to be unbiased
here, and so I must admit there’s just something about the Yankees this
year. It’s almost like they are saying “Hey, we wanted you guys to
win a few during this decade, but we’re back, and we’re going to take it back
over.” I mean did anyone ever think the Twins had a shot? I
didn’t, and that was at least one thing I’ve been right about so far.
The fact that I’ve had
to wait till Thursday to see a game is absurd. I don’t know who’s
decision that is, but come one! Did you not want to compete with Boise
State vs. Tulsa last night in college football. I’m pretty sure that’s a
matchup you want. Now you got a bigger football game tonight, and this
weekend poses two of the biggest football games of the season in Texas/Oklahoma
and Notre Dame/USC. You already could have some storylines forcing
viewers to skip at least some of the football on Saturday and Sunday. Now
you better hope a few miracles happen!!!
If I’m the Cardinals
GM trying to resign Matt Holiday, I put a big still photo of him butchering
that flyball in the room when I sit down with Scott Boras, and I say simply,
“Does an 18 million dollar a year player boot that catch?”
If the Cardinals don’t
do everything, money included, to resign both Tony Larussa and Dave Duncan, it
will set the franchise back 10 years, and you can kiss Pujols goodbye.
If I’m Clayton Kershaw
tonight, I’d be very, very nervous about that Philly lineup.
If I’m the Phillies, I
would not let Matt kemp beat me. I sincerely think the entire lineup
revolves around him. That kid is scary good, and an absolute surefire
If I’m the Yankees, I
don’t know if any one player scares me? I simply think they go do what
they do, and at least 4 out of 7 times they win.
If I’m the Angels, I
pray CC has some arm issues this morning after waking up, oh and the same for
AJ Burnett. Maybe it wouldn’t hurt if Jeter gets kidnapped too. Ha
Ha! Just kidding Angel fans. I played high school ball with Matt
Palmer, who’s in relief for you guys after nearly 10 years in the minors, so
I’m rooting hard for you guys.
K guys, I’m going to
go back to licking my Cardinal Red wounds. Good luck to your teams
Philly in 6, probably
New York in 5