Saturday, June 7, 2008

Which Way To The Mountain?!

All is not lost with Tribe
Wedge says there are 100 games left, offense starting to take different direction
By Sheldon Ocker Beacon Journal sportswriter

Shelly, Shelly, Shelly!
Come on!
Has Eric Wedge sucked you in to the “Balance of the World” management style that he has adopted? Did Wedge visit the Dali Lama in the off season?
All repeat;
“Ooooo-na-na-na-na, Ooooo-na-na-na-na, Ooooo-na-na-na-na!”
What secrets of the universe has Wedge learned that have placed a winning season in perspective behind listening to your facial hair grow?
Obviously Ozzie Guillen didn’t visit the mountain with Wedge.
Ok, so let’s say the 2008 Indians still have a chance for the playoffs which I so greatly hope but so desperately doubt.
The Wild Card playoff spot will more than likely come from the East division so to make the playoffs, The Tribe must win the Central division.
It will take at least 90 wins to win the division. That is being generous since the White Sox are playing at a 91.8 win clip currently.
Cleveland is 28 – 33 with a .459 winning percentage.
With 101 games remaining, the Indians would have to win 62 games to reach 90 wins.
That means that they would have to play at a .614 clip to win the division the rest of the way.
Come on, unless Chicago and Minnesota completely collapse, it’s over.
Maybe Wedge can take Guillen and Gardenhire to the same mountain.
“Ooooo-na-na-na-na, Ooooo-na-na-na-na, Ooooo-na-na-na-na!”

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