Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Five Good Questions with . . . Sooze of Babes Love Baseball Blog

Today’s Five Good Questions is with Sooze from Babes Love Baseball blog.....I have read the blog for quite a while and was impressed by her knowledge of the game...she is from Winona, Minnesota and likes Johan Santana’s 98 mph fastball and 76 mph changeup....you have to check out her blog....it's one of the best out there...
  • Babes Love Baseball

  • Q1. Baseball is unofficially at the quarter point in the season. What and who has/have been the biggest surprises so far this year?
    The biggest shocker to me are the injuries that have plagued the New York Yankees' rotation. They've used 11 starters so far this season, including 5 rookies - and I'm willing to bet Roger Clemens is a little nervous to join the ranks.

    Q2. With a sub .500 mark, do you think the Yankees' brass should fire Joe Torre?
    Not necessarily. Even though Torre's job is always in danger, he has taken the club to the playoffs in each of his eleven seasons as skipper, not to mention four World Series titles in six appearances. I think they should figure out what's making their pitching staff drop like flies, however.

    Q3. Should Bud Selig and Hank Aaron be in attendance when Barry Bonds breaks Aaron's homerun record?
    With all the controversy surrounding Barry Bonds' quest for The Record, I'm not surprised that neither of them feel like attending. I doubt Selig wants to follow the Giants around from game to game until Bonds hits the big one. Hank Aaron himself said it best, "I'm 72 years old, and I'm not hopping on a plane and flying all the way to San Francisco for anybody." Besides, Barry's ego will take up plenty of room in the absence of those two.

    Q4. What are your thoughts on the World Champion Cardinals with a sub .400 mark (as of Sunday)?
    The Cardinals are in a really rough transition right now. They were obviously struck with tragedy early on in the season with the death of Josh Hancock, and they've lost Chris Carpenter now to injury. They just can't seem to get into a groove - but I believe it will pass. They have an outstanding manager and some true talent on the club.

    Q5. Do you think Lou Piniella can turn the Cubs around this season and still take the N.L. Central? If so, what do the Cubs have to do in order to improve?
    As fired up as he gets, Lou Piniella alone can't rebuild what many men over many years have managed to break. Spending $300 million this offseason on star players like Alfonso Soriano was a step in the right direction, but money doesn't always buy Championships. I think they have a good chance of finishing 2nd in the division behind Milwaukee - as hot as the Brew Crew are this season, they are the best bet to win the NL Central.

    I want to thank Sooze for her time and we will hear from her again as we get closer to the All-Star Game.....she has agreed to provide us her All-Star picks and analysis.....


    Sooze said...

    Thanks! That was fun.

    twins15 said...

    good stuff.