Friday, July 30, 2010
The Dodger season is over to me. We went down to San Diego during the week, lost two of three and seven games behind. Our pitching once again proved that there is no end to the tunnel.
Let's just say hypothetically we go on some amazing run and get into the Wild Card spot. There is no way on gods beautiful green earth our pitching will hold up. It will crumble the same way it did last year against Philly during the NLCS. Sherrill must have something on Joe Torre because he should have been sent down to the minors a long time ago, if not cut. Never fails, he always gives up a lead off hit. But all pitching aside, this was the last straw:
I'm watching the Dodgers Giants game tonight. Lincecum is pitching. Two outs, top of the 4th inning. Furcal, our best hitter, is up to the plate and rips one to left field. He's running hard around the bases, as he usually does because his is like the Kobe Bryant of the Dodgers - not because he is the best baseball player in the league but because he gives it his all every single day he shows up to work and is determined to be the best and bring out the best in his teammates. He decides to continue onto third and gets nailed - out at third. Now I know this doesn't seem like a big deal but it is to me. Why would he continue onto third, especially if there are two outs? It's not like he has a chance to score on a fly ball to the outfield. There's a reason why when a baserunner is at second, they call it 'scoring position'. Look, superstars make mistakes - hence game 7 in the NBA playoffs. That was by far Kobe's worst game ever! But things are just falling out of place for the Dodgers and other teams around them are getting better and making the right moves.
Camps have started for the NFL and I'm planning my day trips to Oakland as we speak. Just get me to football please........
Friday, July 23, 2010
I know everyone finds it hard to believe that I wasn't on my blog every moment of the basketball playoffs, especially with the Lakers striking rich. I think I was too infatuated with Bill Simmons' minute updates while he's sitting courtside during the finals. God it made me feel so good to beat those pieces of snot. There was just something about the attitude of Celtics that I just couldn't handle. I feel like they were overly dramatic, even as something so subdue as calling a timeout seven minutes into the second quarter would happen. When I'm in a poor mood, I just think of KG's face walking off the court as the purple and yellow confetti slamming down (I know it's pieces of paper but I think the weight of the confetti really hit him hard mentally) on his bald head.
I won't talk about the game because it's over and done with. Plus we have a whole new season upon us and there is much to talk about in the middle of July. Let's say that again, middle of July. Yes, the NBA has taken over the sports world for the time being. As much as I'm bothered by this triple crown nonsense in South Florida, the NBA has leaped far past baseball as the second biggest sport in the US behind football. The beginning of the 2009 season, I was bored. The Lakers had just come off of an easy championship, it was obvious they were the best team in the league and even more obvious they were going for a back to back. Don't get me wrong, I was nervous as hell during the last two rounds of playoffs and almost had a stroke during game 7 of the finals. But if you picked the Lakers in Vegas at the beginning of the season, you didn't win that much money.
The 2010/2011 season is going to prove to be a terrific seven months. The Lakers do not have this covered. While the odds are pointing towards the Heat, I don't think thats happening either. The closer we get to the season, the more my predictions will come in.
My only team that is actually in season right now are the Dodgers. Well, let me take that back. Their season is over and now I'm focusing on the Raiders camp. A little over a month until football starts people. My Dr. told me I need to stay away from gambling for a little bit because my stress levels are a little bit through the roof. We will see how long that lasts. I have a lot of homework to do but just know this........my football lightbulb is officially turned on. Oh, and college starts in thirty-eight days and USC will not be making a curtain call this year.