There isn't really a whole lot you can say about a team with the third worst record in the American League.
It is not that they are in last place that bothers me the most. When a team is missing the production of a Jorge Posada and A-Rod from its lineup, there is only so much to expect. What does bother me the most though is the way these guys are playing. No one has stepped it up in A-Rod or Posada's absence. Is there another pair of MLB players that has more non-quality ABs than Cabrera and Cano? There are so many things to point to, but can be summed up by saying that there is just a lack of fire from the team in general.
I believe one of the reasons for bouncing Joe T. and hiring Girardi was to provide that "spark". Well, I am ready when you are - let's see it. Hank said it best: Time for these guys to start earning their pay.
Boxing: Chris Byrd, a long time former heavyweight champion who has faced the division's best over the years (both Klitchkos, Tua, Golata, Holyfield etc.) moved to the light heavy division, dropping 40 pounds to compete for the title there. It was supposed to a mere formality given how weak the division is and an easy place for Byrd to re-ignite his career. His first fight at the division was just on ESPN Friday Night Fights - Byrd faced a tune up in some guy named George to earn the mandatory challenger designation. Things didn't quite work out the way they were supposed to. George ended up beating Byrd every which way one can get beaten. Knocking him down several times, with it being stopped in the 9th. I've seen a lot of fights, rarely have I seen a man's legs turn into noodles like Byrd's did though. Time to hang up the gloves I guess.
Has there ever been a bigger no brainer than for UPS to be the official sponsor of Big Brown? Big Brown got his first win in Saratoga last year right around the time when Crash was getting married. Coincidence??? I hope this horse closes the deal and gets the T-Crown.
What would the ratings be if Tampa ends up playing the Marlins in the Series?