Shhhh, what’s that noise? . . . listen real close, you can hear it . . . it’s all the Indians bandwagons rolling out of town after the Tribe’s nine game winning streak came to a screeching halt this week . . . they now have a four game losing streak . . .
Like I said last week, the Indians have improved, but that nine game winning streak was an aberration because it came against inferior opponents . . .
When will the Indians front office come to the realization that Chi Chi Sabathia is NOT a number one starter . . . time after time this season, the "ace" has come up empty when he had to come across with a win . . .
Sabathia is not a pitcher – he is a thrower . . . he rears back and tries to pump the ball in there 100 mph . . . and once someone taps him for a home run, he becomes increasingly frustrated and loses his control . . . Sabathia has to learn to be a pitcher, not a thrower if he is ever going to live up to his potential . . .
The one current pitcher who comes to mind who transformed from a thrower to a pitcher is Pedro Martinez . . . back in the day, Pedro used to come with the gas . . . but now he has an entire repertoire of pitches . . .
Another pitcher who has come up empty when needed is the Small Unit - Randy Johnson . . . even though the Yankees came back to win the game 20-11, Johnson got shelled by the Tampa Bay Devil Rays on Tuesday . . .
After sweeping the Pirates and Cubs, the Yankees had an opportunity to make up even more ground as the lowly Devil Rays and Mets rolled into "The Stadium" . . . instead the Yankees have lost four of five . . . it just ain’t happening this year . . .
Did anyone see the great catch Nationals outfielder Ryan Church made on Wednesday in Pittsburgh? . . . Church, a former Mahoning Valley Scrapper, is my new "boy" . . .
Talking about the Steel City, the Pittsburgh Steeler games will not be the same anymore after longtime analyst Myron Cope announced his retirement this year . . . opposing fans, especially the Browns, detested Cope’s screeching rants about his beloved Black and Gold . . . but Cope was something special . . . whether you liked him or not, he was funny and entertaining . . .
What most people don’t know is that he was an accomplished sports journalist . . . before jumping into the broadcast booth, Cope was one of the premier writers for Sports Illustrated . . .
Guys like Cope do not come around everyday . . . I will miss hearing him . . . Yoi, it won’t be the same . . .
Tonight is the battle between Arturo "Thunder" Gatti and Floyd Mayweather Jr. . . . Mayweather is a heavy favorite to win the fight which will take place in Atlantic City . . . Gatti is most famous for his exciting bloodbath fights between Mickey Ward . . . Gatti was like Boom Boom Mancini - a brawler, not a boxer . . . but that has changed . . . in watching Gatti fight over the last year or so, I have noticed that he is now a boxer . . . his fights are not that exciting anymore, however he has learned how to fight with his brain instead of his face . . . I say Gatti pulls an upset tonight and beats Mayweather . . .
Whatever happened to "The Hawk" Aaron Pryor? . . .
I’ve been watching the College World Series this past week . . . there have been some very good games . . . the championship series begins tonight between Texas and Florida in a best of three . . . Hook ‘Em!!! . . .
I just love the Red Stripe beer commercials . . . Hooray Beer!!! . . .
Sunday, August 28th is the day . . . my annual fantasy football draft . . . did I tell you I have the first pick? . . .
I almost was correct about the Detroit Pistons . . . . when will teams learn never ever leave Robert Horry unguarded in the last 10 seconds of a big game . . . NEVER!!! . . .
I can’t believe how down the media were on the Spurs after losing game six . . . the national sports shows were like, "the Pistons will win game seven" . . . "Tim Duncan looks lethargic" . . . "the Spurs don’t have the momentum anymore" . . . blah blah blah . . .
The Spurs don’t have the momentum anymore????? . . . so, they lost game six – big deal!!! . . .
I took Maria Sharapova to win Wimbledon . . .
This is the best time of the year to just sit back and read all the pro, college, and fantasy football magazines . . .
Sometimes you have to rattle the cage when you are at work . . .
I bought that new men’s body spray, Tag . . . I haven’t had any women jumping on me like it shows in the commercial . . .
Well, until next time . . . the beat goes on . . .