Every team has about ten more games to go. So, with about 90 percent certainty, I can state the following ...
In the playoffs for the AL
Yankees, A's, Tigers, Twins (with the last two deciding between the division and wild card)
In the playoffs for the NL
Mets, Cardinals ... then it's still a toss up between the Dodgers, Padres and Phillies. And the Giants or Marlins still could have a chance (they are 3.5 & 4 games behind the wild card right now).
Speaking of the Marlins, Dontrelle Willis pitched into the ninth inning helping beat the Mets, but more importantly he did it with his bat. Willis hit TWO home runs, and even added an RBI single. After that, he was humble. So that's a pretty big list of things you don't normally see a MLB pitcher do.
- The Bandwagon
OK. The White Sox are done, and I really didn't like the idea of following and slightly cheering for them this year. I did that last year, and as a Cub fan some people feel like I spit on a grave or something. With that said, whoever wants me (and the power of this column) I'm yours. Just leave a message in the comments section and I will be a _________ fan for the playoffs. The best comment wins my support. Support = a little exicitement, a little space on the column. If wondering, yes, I'm, very nervous that NO ONE will leave a comment, proving that my time is not well spent.
- Golf (The Ryder Cup is coming)
Don't make Tiger angry, you won't like him when he's angry....
"My wife, yes, she has been a model prior, and she did do some bikini photos," Tiger Woods said. "But to link her to porn Web sites and such is unacceptable, and I do not accept that at all. Neither does our team."
The AP reported the above quote. If you haven't heard, an Irish tabloid linked photos of his wife to various porn sites. They have apologized and didn't think anyone would take them seriously. Once again, Americans overreacting to porn. It's amazing Woods is this upset about the whole thing, and that fact that he says his team is upset as well is just icing. Is this going to be their motivation? It's already hard to believe Woods is on a team that is considered an underdog. It just seems like a tough rallying cry, "We'll kill foreigners in golf because their tabloids are ogling our trophy wives (in golf, they're called trophy wives because you only see them if her man wins the tournament)!!" Couldn't we just go back to hating the Soviet Union and communism? That was so much easier.
- The Tease
Friday is coming which means very quick movie reviews ("Jackass Number Two" and "All The King's Men") and as always PICKS. Remember we (me, billy z, mike d) are 19-4-1 on the season. Which means if you would have bet $1000 on each game, you'd be up $354,000 so far on the season, drinking margarita's by the pool ... or something like that.