The Baltimore Orioles’ dream of a perfect 162-0 season ended today with a 11-2 loss to the Evil Empire, dropping them to 2-1 and 1/2 game out of their one-time stranglehold on first place in the AL East. I guess I can take solace in the fact that this amazing first place and unbeaten run lasted much longer than I had ever dreamed of, but it’s still a sad day and pretty much ends the baseball season. At least the NFL draft and NBA & NHL playoffs are just around the corner!
I haven’t really talked about them that much, but the Miami Hurricanes baseball team has been kicking much ass this year. I try not to get excited about the college baseball season until the College World Series begins, so I’ve been following them with a somewhat cautious excitement. They’re looking really good, though, and we have an excellent chance at winning our 5th National Championship this year — one for the thumb!
The team is also a lot of fun to watch and are loaded with talent — even beyond the three first round draft picks. I haven’t honestly been this excited about watching them since the old school Ron Fraser days when guys like Phil Lane and Greg Ellena were knocking balls out of the park and they were doing things like using the hidden ball trick to help lead them to a title. Win or lose, 2008 is looking like it’ll go down as a great sports year for me. Let’s go Canes!
It looks like my Baltimore Orioles finalized the 1 for 5 trade with the Mariners, giving up Erik Bedard. The move was probably the smart thing to do as the team really needs to start stock-piling young talent if they’re ever going to be able to compete with the Yankees and Red Sox. The idea of trying to spend with the big boys but not quite spend as much was downright pathetic.
Wherever he is right now, I think that Barry Bonds is doing the happy dance. Sure, he’s still being tried for perjury and could spend some time in the slammer as a result. But, with the Mitchell Report coming out in a matter of minutes and sources already naming big time players such as Roger Clemens and Andy Pettitte, the proverbial shit has hit the fan for Major League Baseball and a big weight has been lifted off Bond’s big steroid-enhanced back.
It’s no surprise for me. In fact, I have been saying for the past five years or so that I suspected Clemens of being on steroids or HGH. But, nooooo, not Clemens! He just got fat in his old age. He’s just a good ole boy from Texas who probably ate a lot of beef. No way he’s a cheating piece of shit like Barry Bonds! Ummm, yeah, right. It looks like he may have cheated, as well!