Thursday, July 31, 2008

He Went Where?

Welcome to the jungle...Well interesting day today, as expected. Manny did not go to the Marlins as most expected, instead he heads to LA to play for the Dodgers. It's strange...Manny said he didn't feel "comfortable" in Boston...yeah, because you'll really feel more "comfortable" in Los Angeles? At least it's not the big apple... Speaking of which, Manny will be playing for former long-time Yankee manager Joe Torre. Makes you wonder what that first conversation will consist of...Intriguing.

Even though no one had talked about him for a little while, as I stated in my last post, I wondered if Jr. Griffey would end up somewhere else. Supposedly Griffey will join Jermaine Dye and Carlos Quentin in the outfield...but not at right...he's going back to center. White Sox GM Ken Williams, when asked about starting Griffey in center said "I know it's hard to believe but trust me, center is the easiest outfield position to play from an injury standpoint." I beg to differ, but then again I'm no GM. You have a lot of lateral movement in center, not to mention how much ground you have to cover. Sorry to say it but that ChiSox outfield might be slower than molasis in January. And what's going to happen to Nick Swisher? I know he's only hitting a dismal .230, but he does have 15 homers and 50 RBI.

Other stuff:

The Mets made no moves. Way to not get a corner outfielder, Omar Minaya. You may be the only person on Earth confident in putting Endy Chavez and Fernando Tatis in the starting lineup. Manny Ramirez would have sounded better.

Minnesota fans began throwing garbage on the field in the Metrodome today after a bad call on a check swing...which lead to Ozzie Guillen requesting his team be taken off the field. Then Ozzie got in a very emphatic argument with a Twin fan above the dugout. Really? No...Ozzie?...Pshh.

In five days the NL Central has gone from tied to a five game cushion for the Cubs over the Brewers. A four-game sweep on the road for the Cubbies?...Impressive. But it probably felt like a home game as supposedly about half the crowd was rooting for Chicago. Hopefully the next series will be a better one...maybe Milwaukee will decide to show up. Oh and Prince Fielder is strong. If you can bust a bat into 3 pieces simply by slamming it onto home plate, you're a man...even if you ARE a vegetarian. Someone tell Prince eating four veggie burgers every lunch doesn't make you a vegetarian. Just kidding Prince. He's a big man....

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