I love sunflower seeds, so send him on over Mikey!
On a less positive note, my Angels, who were steamrolling along quite beautifully throughout June, have hit the skids here after having gotten swept by the lowly Mariners in a 4 game series. Still have a decent lead in the West, but this is definitely not the type of momentum we wanted to carry into the All-star break. But hey, at least the break will temporarily halt that momentum...
Dodgers... Well, they suck far worse right now. Since 3/4ths of our team is out injured (for most of the season), I don't even know any of our current everyday lineup outside of Jeff Kent. Freakin' pathetic. Even worse when you consider that we removed all the names from the jerseys this year, so most Dodger fans can't even figure out who the **** is on the field at any given time (without matching numbers up in the media guide).
Forget about the Dodgers, it's over for them.
The Angels have a legitimate shot to make the playoffs, they probably will. But most disconcerting is Vladimir Guerrero's sore left wrist, and batting average that has fallen 40 points in the last 12 or so games. He's got 4 hits in that span total, but one was a game winning grand slam off Tom Gordon last night, so hopefully he'll snap out of it. His power numbers are way down though, extra base hits and homeruns, and I'm not sure if it's his left wrist, his jammed shoulder that he was on the DL for, or just a prolonged slump. At any rate, if he does not snap out of this, the Angels are going to be overtaken in the AL West most likely.
Even if the Angels don't make the playoffs, it doesn't really matter because they'd lose in the ALCS to the Yankees anyway, since the Yankees are going to be World Series Champions this year.