I'd like to see Alex Rodriguez win a World Series.
I'm tired of the best player of my generation being derided because he's never gotten one. And, yeah, I respect the Yankees. During this season, they sucked a lot of the time, but they went out and did something about it - went out and got Chacon and that other guy whose name escapes me at the moment. It wasn't about money; these weren't expensive free agents or anything like that. they just made the move they needed to make.
Jim Beattie couldn't do that. He sat on his hands and now he's lost his job. Deservedly so. No one not a fly in the wall of the offices knows whether the Burnett trade could have been made or not, or whether it was Angelos's fault that it didn't. But from where I stand, Angelos has spent plenty of money the last few off seasons. It's fashionable, and maybe accurate from a historical standpoint, to bash Angelos for the failure of the Orioles. But they've thrown a lot of money around in the last few years. Just at the wrong people. At this point, he needs a GM with the balls to get things done. I would have fired Flanagan, too. It's certainly true that Brian Cashman has a lot of money to work with, but he also knows what to do with it. I can't stand teams complaining that they're poor because the vast majority of them are just stupid.
The Yankees are currently down by two after seven innings, though. By the time most of you read this, it will be decided. And you can laugh at me.
I'm rooting for the Cardinals first, though. Then the Yankees. Then, any team except the White Sox. Unless they Ozzie Guillen drops dead; then I could root for them again.
Speaking of sports, our wiffleball team lost 12-0 tonight. After an 0-8 season last year, we've now dropped our first game of the season. I allowed the first eight runs; Fool allowed the last four, meaning my earned run average is 24.00 and hers is 9.00.
Update: The Yankees lose. Go Angels! Then... Go Cardinals!
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