Remember After You Read This...I'm NOT The Enemy!!!
But I will give you my opinion on this commentary from MSNBC online. It has to do with the pennant races, and this excerpt is all about the AL East. My comments (be kind!) will follow........
By Michael Ventre
Updated: 10:04 p.m. ET July 8, 2007
*RED SOX ONLY TEAM WITH A LOCK ON THE POSTSEASON*
"Now that more pressing matters such as which sluggers passed up the Home Run Derby or why the Supreme Court failed to meddle in Barry Bonds’ late voting surge like it did in the 2000 presidential election are off the radar, it’s time to focus on the races.
No, I’m not talking about our inherent differences as humans, but rather the division races in baseball. At this time of year, they can be just as much of a hot-button topic.
The All-Star break is a chance for everyone involved to collect their breath, relax, count their money and complain about why they’re not featured more often on “Baseball Tonight.” But really the key issues involve teams vying for the postseason. In that regard, there figures to be some feisty maneuverings in the coming weeks.
It might be easier to begin with the one race that isn’t one. The Boston Red Sox appear to be moving like Secretariat at the Belmont Stakes. Despite some recent sputtering — the piping-hot Tigers completed a sweep of the Red Sox on Sunday, who have now lost eight of 13 overall — Boston still has a formidable 10-game lead in the American League East, and it has the pitching to hold off the rest of the division."
Peter here.....and here I go. Bulls*it!!! If the Red Sox, the team I love, continues to "sputter," winning one of every two games, ANYTHING is possible. I hate to say this, but with Clemens and Wang, the Yankees have two dependable starters, just like the Sox have. Moose and Pettitte? Here, and then not. Igawa....fuggit about it! The Yankees do have the lumber firepower, and that's what scares me. Will Schill be back, and healthy? If so, the AL East IS a lock. The Sox have to pick it up a notch. I think Michael Ventre, the author of this piece, has forgotton that it's not August. YET
Read his full article by clicking on this post's title. And your comments? Please.....I need to hear from you!