Saturday, October 21, 2006
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St. Louis Cardinals first baseman Albert Pujols, left, and catcher Yadier Molina celebrate after the Cardinals beat the Detroit Tigers, 7-2, to take Game 1 of baseball's World Series, Saturday, Oct. 21, 2006 in Detroit. (AP Photo/Duane Burleson)
This post season has been a total mystery to me. I’ve been wrong on practically ever pick. The Padres were supposed to beat the Cards. The Yankees were supposed to beat the Tigers. The Mets were supposed to beat the Cards. And tonight the Tigers were supposed to beat the Cards.
What is going on? All of the wrong pitchers are winning and losing. Glavine, Mussina, Johnson, Wells, Maddux, Zito and Santanta all lost games this post season! Pitchers who were totally off my radar came up big – John Maine, Oliver Perez, Anthony Reyes. Oh, and best of all, two guys who stunk up the joint in New York have recently become gods and they’re pitching against each other Sunday night in the World Series – Kenny Rodgers and Jeff Weaver.
I was picking the Tigers to sweep the World Series because I doubted the layoff would affect them, so of course they lost game one and they’ll probably get swept themselves by the shitty Cardinals. The Cardinals only won 83 games! How is this possible!
I literally slept through game one. I saw the top of the first, maybe only the first out, then I woke up and Monroe was rounding the bases in the 9th inning and somehow the Cardinals had put seven runs on the board. I may watch the rest of the series, but who cares who wins? I’m waiting for the day after the World Series when everyone can declare free agency and you can start talking about trades and which minor leaguers can be brought up. That’s when the fun really begins.