The difference of a week
Posted by disappointmentzone on 30 August 2007
Last week I was practically salivating at the opportunity to write a scathing blog post about how the Indians were getting screwed in making up these Seattle games. (1) Seattle had over the last couple of months transformed into a powerhouse in the AL West while the Indians had turned into the team that couldn’t hit straight. This from how the teams had been playing at the beginning of the year, when the Indians looked like a mighty force and the Mariners looked like, well, the Mariners. Playing them at home (and then on the road) in August and September was going to be a far cry from playing them at home in April.
Now? Not so much. The Indians are riding a five game winning streak and the Mariners are on a five game losing streak. Seattle played yesterday on the West Coast and have had to travel to Cleveland without a day’s rest. Plus the Mariners are trotting out a pitcher with the worst ERA of any of their starters.
Needless to say, things change quickly and a week in baseball can be like a month in the regular world. Now I’m not so upset. But should the Indians lose….
fn 1: Hyperbole intended here as a bit tongue-in-cheek. Something mildly funny about a ‘scathing blog post’, as if it matters. I’ve gone from the intellectual form of masturbation (grad school in the humanities) to the fanatical form of masturbation (scathing blog posts) and all I have left is the…well, never mind.