Saturday, June 25, 2005

Random Thoughts - 6/25 - Indians come crashing down

And the beat goes on . . .

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 . . .

4 comments:

Old Cassville Cemetery said...

Interesting blog...a good read.

Regards,
A Cassville Heritage Association member, Cassville, Georgia
Old Cassville Cemetery

Cass County said...

I'm interested in anything to do with the Civil War and with Cassville, Georgia. Your blog is interesting.

Regards,

A Cassville Heritage Association member, Cassville, Georgia
Cass County

Johnny Reb said...

Interesting blog. Keep up the good work.

Regards,

Johnny Reb
Bartow County Confederate
http://www.scv670.com

SCV Member said...

A good read. I'm looking for info on the civil war and anything related to it.

Regards,

SCV member
Bartow County Confederate