Yanks really took care of business in the ALDS didn't they?
I feel somewhat bad for the Twins - they've got a great club, play ball the right way, have a great manger, solid roster, the works - except they can't win in the playoffs. They'll break through - they need a good #3 and a closer and they're there.
Phil Hughes looked great. Bullpen did OK, and the heros were not the superstars.
Rays tie up the series with the Rangers and we now have to wait until Friday for the Bombers to take the field again.
Which brings me to my next point - I hate the scheduling of the playoffs. Having the series close together rewards the teams that take care of business and stresses the teams that don't. It adds drama with each passing round.
Now, you can get through the playoffs with 3 pitchers with all these days off. Not good.
Let me use my own life as a guide. 12 years ago this week - I was headed to Aruba for my honeymoon and I was watching the Fall Classic down there (Tino with his grandslam). Now, the WS won't even start for two more weeks.
This aint' the NBA - let's play ball!
Looking ahead: Would not surprise if Joe continued with a 3 man rotation until it is shown it can't work. Hopefully AJ brought a novel or two with him for the month to help pass the time.
I'd rather see a Texas/NY matchup rather than NY/Rays. Don't know why, I just would.
NFL: Don't look now but the Giants D-Line seems to have found the '07 championship form. Finally an attitude has arrived on that defense that has been so sorely lacking. Hakim Nix is the man - and I think he's only 21. Scary.