Friday, June 27, 2008

I haven't done a truly random baseball thoughts post in a while, so here goes...

  • Just how dumb is Shawn Chacon? He pushes down Ed Wade, the Astros GM (twice!), and gets released by the team. He was apparently unhappy about a demotion to the bullpen. Want my advice, Shawn? Get your ERA down under 5 before complaining. His MLB career may be over - his next baseball gig might be with the St. Paul Saints or the Nashua Hawks.
  • Speaking of the Astros, they don't really seem like the Astros without Biggio and Bagwell.
  • John Smoltz had season ending arm surgery. Greg Maddux is 3-6 with a bad Padres team (although with a pretty good 3.52 ERA). Tom Glavine is 2-3, 4.85 and on the DL with a sore elbow. Could this be the year all three hang it up and go into the Hall of Fame together? If that happened, I'd be getting myself out to Cooperstown for that induction ceremony.
  • The Yankees and the Mets made up a rainout at Yankee Stadium this afternoon, then headed over to Queens for the back end of a doubleheader at Shea. Wouldn't that be great to do- two games in two ballparks in one day?
  • Everybody figured that Brian Cashman was truly desperate when he signed Sydney Ponson to a contract. It's starting out well for him, though, as Ponson has shut out the Mets through six at this writing. I personally think that Cashman just wanted his own fat guy to offset the Sox Bartolo Colon.
  • The Sox played game #81 on Wednesday. How can the season be half over already? It seems like we were just getting ready for those 6 AM starts in Japan.


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