Women's Soccer: No it was not a misprint, I'm starting with soccer. 3 things: I never like to see a U.S. team lose (as they did to Brazil in the Semis 4-0). The coach for the team should be fired. And I loved the post-game comments of the should-have-been-starting goalie or keeper in soccer speech afterward.
NL East: I'm not sure what is going on here. Should the story be on the surge of Philly or the Mets collapse? Bad press makes good copy, so of course the microscope has to be on the Mets collapse! It looks to me as if the players, or more specifically the bullpen has given up and stopped playing for Willie Randolph. Backing into the playoffs worked for the Cardinals last season, who knows, maybe it'll work for the Mets. If the falter gets completed and the Mets don't make it to the post-season, then look for Willie to get fired, and Gary Carter to be hired as new manager.
NL Wild Card: All the press is on the Mets - it should be on the Rockies. Winners of 11 straight, they now find themselves 1 game back. Outside of Brandon Webb and Todd Helton, I can't name a single player on that team.
Yanks: Phil Hughes did pretty well in his last start of the season. Be that as it may, I'm not sure I'm comfortable with him being a starter in the playoffs. And, if I'm feeling that way, then you know Mr. Loyalty to the Vets certainly feels that way. As long as Moose does not implode tonight he'll be the #3 starter in the opening round.
Clemens: My feeling on Clemens is that he is not healthy or strong enough to make a quality start in time for the playoffs. So, what I think they are going to do is use him out of the bullpen with the idea of a monster combo for middle relief to shorten the game to get the ball to Mo. 7th inning will be Clemens, 8th Chamberlain, and then Mo closes. That could work couldn't it?
Hillary Flip/Flop: At the most recent low ratings, nobody cares, Presidential debate she says she's been a Yankee fan for a long time (since 2000?) and will be rooting for them in the playoffs. She is a Chicago native, and was asked what If the Yanks meet the Cubs in the series: She said she'll be rooting for both. Is there anything worse in sports than fair weather fans?