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Last Week in Baseball! – Joba, Jabba. Jabba, Joba.

Posted by wct6 on August 19, 2007

If you are like us, you grew up loving “This Week in Baseball” and Mel Allen.  Here at WCT, we have “Last Week in Baseball!”  Please don’t sue us FOX! 

 – The NL Central is officially anybody’s guess.  The Cubs and Brewers keep flip-flopping , and now the Cardinals have surged back into the race.  Incidentally, the Cards have climbed into the race without Chris Carpenter, and with a rotation of two former closers (Adam Wainwright and Braden Looper) two cast-offs (Kip Wells and Joel Pinero) and a 12-loss youngster (Anthony Reyes).

 – We know its only been a couple weeks, but the Braves have actually lost ground in the NL East race since their trade deadline moves.  How is that even possible?  Most people were handing them the division crown when they brought in Mark Teixiera.

 – Joba Chamberlain, the new pitcher the Yankees have brought up to be a setup man, is scary good.  If you haven’t seen him pitch he has the same sort of stuff Fransisco Rodriguez had when the Angels called him up in ’02.  He averages 98 with his fastball, and has at least three other nasty pitches he can throw for strikes at any point in the count.  Granted, he has only pitched seven Major League innings, but no one has really been able to touch him yet.

 – More importantly, is it Joe-ba, or Jah-ba?  We need answers.  Either way, get ready for everyone and their mother to start calling him “Joba the Hut.”

 – The Diamondbacks are still in first place.  This is really getting weird.

 – Speaking of Arizona, Brandon Webb is making a legitimate run at his second consecutive NL Cy Young award.  If he were to win, he would be in the company of guys like Tom Glavine and Johan Santana as two-time winners. 

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Its our blog dammit, so we are going to talk about our favorite team every week – The Indians are now second in the American League in strikeouts and those Ks are killing this team in clutch situations.  Guys like Jhonny Perralta and Grady Sizemore seem to be good for like two strikeouts per game.  The move of Sizemore from leadoff to the #3 spot in the order should have been made months ago.

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How about tha…er…I’ll be goddamed! – Johan Santana, who will be a very rich man after next season, tossed eight two-hit, shutout innings on Sunday and struck out 17 Rangers!  How do you not let a guy pitch the ninth when he is sitting on 17 strikeouts??

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2 Responses to “Last Week in Baseball! – Joba, Jabba. Jabba, Joba.”

  1. rstiles said

    If you were going to use a picture of jabba the hut, could you have at least picked one with the lovely carrie fisher half naked in chains with him!!!

  2. Before players decide they’re going to be good, they should get a name that we can all pronounce.

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