Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Thoughts During a 9 Game Losing Streak…

Prior to the ballgame between the Tigers and Indians tonight, Placido Polanco became a citizen of the United States. He was one of 100 people who were sworn in on the field in Comerica Park.
“I wanted to be here in this country - it’s a country of opportunity,” Polanco said Wednesday afternoon. “I work here playing baseball, and baseball has been very good to me and my family. God bless America.”
What a great place to hold that very special ceremony! Congratulations to Citizen Placido Polanco and welcome! This is truly a proud moment for all Americans and baseball fans alike.

Watching the game tonight, it became apparent that the Indians may fare better with 8 men on the field instead of the 9 men that includes Andy Marte. Please trade or release Marte and stop the insanity.
Just like that, the Indians 6-0 lead turns into a tie game! Raphael Betancourt needs some help! Where is our pitching coach?
Kudos to Paul Byrd. He has been struggling for over a month and he decided that he was more than likely tipping his pitches in his delivery. He made an adjustment by keeping his hands lower than his cap and he must have corrected the problem. Byrd went 6 innings giving up 9 hits and 3 runs, quite an improvement! Where is our pitching coach??
Guess who comes to town tomorrow night for a 4-game series? Yeah, first place Tampa Bay! The Rays come in to town needing to get back on the winning side of town since losing 3 straight and reducing their first place lead over Boston from 4 games to 2 games. Not that they would take the Indians lightly but don’t you think they must feel pretty confident coming to Progressive Field? This is our chance to stop being Patsies and become Spoilers. What better team to do it to than Tampa Bay? Remember what they did to derail our run for the playoffs in 2005? They beat us 2 out of 3 games when we needed to win most (Sept. 27th and 28th). I love the Rays this year and I hope they go to the World Series but let’s make ‘em earn it!
Holy Crap! Tigers win it in the bottom of the 9th, 8-6!
The Tribe’s losing streak reaches 10 games, longest since 1979!

1 comment:

Deaner said...

Yeah I can't believe that the Tigers came back and won the game. Congrats to Placido Polanco!