Happy 4th of July everyone! (Albeit, a day late.) Do you remember where you were seventeen years ago yesterday? Dave Righetti remembers where he was.
Speaking of magic…
My Fantasy Baseball Team can give the ’69 Mets a run for the money in the miracles department. My entire bench consists of guys currently on the DL and yet I’ve still found a way to squeak by. I’m still in first place with the most points.
Just call me the Fake Billy Beane of Fake Baseball…
No thanks to you Placido Polanco, Victor Martinez, Dustin Pedroia and Shin Soo Choo. Enjoy riding my fake bench for a while and don’t do anything stupid (like take up skydiving or clog dancing).
Speaking of Fantasy Teams…Did you see the All-Star announcements yesterday?
I didn’t, because I don’t have cable. (Starving artist, remember?)
When I did check them out online, I have to say that most of the usual suspects were present and accounted for. Nonetheless, there were still a couple of moves that I found for lack of a better word, odd?
Matt Capps of the Washington Nationals will be making his first All-Star appearance. He’s got a losing record (but we are talking about the Nationals). He’s got a middle of the road ERA, BUT he did carry the team to twenty-two saves by the mid-point.
Come to think of it, I didn’t know the Nationals won that many games.
You can make an argument for Capps as the Nationals’ representative. However, that move bumped the more clear-cut Nationals’ candidate, Ryan Zimmerman, to the Final Man Ballot. Final Man? Good luck getting that popularity vote, guy from the dismal Washington Nationals. How many people come to see you guys play a game? Three?
And then you have Andy Pettitte. Pettitte is off to his best career start in ages. Ages! He has better record than Sabathia and Hughes by the mid-point and they made the team.
What’s up Andy? Did you forget to get Girardi a new Italian horn for his birthday? Come on!