It has been a long weekend and I’ve had a little time to think so here are my Memorial Day Musings:
Warning: you may not like them.
They say that it’s darkest just before the dawn but this season feels like an Alaskan winter
Besides Jimmy Rollins and Ryan Howard, the salaries of the players in last night’s starting line-up were way below the baseball average. I guess it is true that you get what you pay for.
If it’s true that it ‘ain’t over till it’s over’ then why does it feel like it already is?
Phils closer Jonathan Papelbon said he wasn’t fazed by his return to Boston. Well his departure didn’t seem to faze the first place Boston Red Sox either.
They say that a double play is a pitcher’s best friend. Unfortunately the same can be said for Michael Young.
Chase Utley, Roy Halladay, Carlos Ruiz and John Lannan are on the disabled list. The rest of the team is just disabled.
They say that if things don’t improve Reuben Amaro will have a fire sale at the Trade Deadline. One quick question. For a fire sale, don’t you need something to sell?
By the way, at last year’s “fire sale” the Phillies traded Shane Victorino and Hunter Pence. Shane is with the first place Red Sox (currently on the 15-day DL.) He’s hitting .283 with 11 walks and 20 runs scored. On the Phillies only Chase Utley has more with 21. And, oh yeah, he hasn’t made any errors in the outfield.
As for Pence, he is holding down right field for the San Francisco Giants currently 1 1/2 games out of first in the NL West. He is batting .272 with 7 home runs and 26 RBI. The only Phillie with more is Domonic Brown with 29. And oh yeah, he got that coveted World Series ring last year with the Giants. Hmmmmm, So maybe that explains the long line coming out of GM Reuben Amaro’s office.
If baseball is supposed to be fun, why am I not having any watching the Phillies play this year?
Unfortunately I could go on, but I won’t. Sorry to start your week on such a downer but sometimes a blogger just has to be blunt.