« on: May 2, 2004, 01:04 PM »
What the hell's with all the old men kicking ass this year? Damn...As much as I was ticked off at Clemens for coming back after he said he was going to retire, you've got to respect him. He's able to spend a lot more time with his family, so you've got to be happy for the guy. AND, he's still churning out good starts, all while closing in on Steve Carlton's position as second on the all-time strikeout record list.
Clemens, Kevin Brown, Glavine, and obviously Bonds. Sheesh, has this become an old farts game, or what? These guys are incredible testaments for keeping yourself in shape, and for proving that the young punks in today's game aren't really all that. I'm stoked for Clemens, annoyed with Bonds, and pissed with Kevin Brown (since we traded him to the Yanks for NOTHING). Regardless, it's fun to watch, and good for baseball that these geriatric patients are still hangin' around...
Kevin Brown is turning out to be a great acquisition, especially since the Yanks were able to part ways with Jeff Weaver. If you want to blame anyone for the deal, blame the Dodgers for wanting to dump salary by making the trade in the first place. Brown has turned out some great performances thus far. Plus, now that he's got some offense and not the Dodgers, I see his W-L record going up this year.
Dodgers and Angels are still playing pretty well, which is cool. Can't figure out WTF is going on down in Florida still, with that crew of no-namers. Almost the same can be said for the Twinkies right now. Those clowns better slow their butts down too, 'cause I don't want Scott to be able to talk too much smack this season.Well, I've got tickets to see the Yanks take on the Angels in a couple of weeks. I'm curious to see how Vlad and Colon are going to mesh with that team.
The Sox are still up there too, so Matt, Mikey, and Jim must be pretty happy these days. Just don't get your hopes up too much fellas, 'cause after all - they're still the Red Sox...
True. It's only May. There's a full 5 months of baseball to play, and it's only going to get more interesting. One of the most interesting stories to come out in the past couple of days? Pedro Martinez suspending contract extension talks with the BoSox, and saying he's going to test the free-agency waters come the offseason. That, and him getting rocked by the Rangers of all teams last night had to bring a smile to my face. But as much as I think the Yanks might be interested in Pedro in the offseason, I sincerely hope they don't pursue him. He comes across like he's a cancer in the clubhouse. Do you really need someone like that? Especially when they come at the price of $17.5 million a year? No thanks.