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Last Week in Baseball! – This is Why it Sucks to Be a Cleveland Sports Fan

Posted by wct6 on September 23, 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!  

I should be enjoying this.  I should.  But I’m not.  Because I grew up with “the Drive,” and “the Fumble,”  and the Cooper years at Ohio State, and the Jordan shot over Ehlo, and Tom Glavine’s 1-hitter in game 6 of the ’95 World Series, and the blown save in game 7 of the ’97 World Series, and the Steelers comeback in the ’03 playoffs, I couldn’t enjoy it.  I immediately got nervous.  The second that Mark Ellis swung and missed for the final out of the game, questions began swirling around in my head. 

Was it good to clinch with a week left in the season?

The Indians have been so hot down the stretch, how will they respond with effectively a week off, then playoff games?

Are they complacent with the division title?

Who should we hope they face in the first round?

What if they play the Yankees who are equally as hot and 6-0 against the Tribe this year?

What if they play the Red Sox who have two World Series MVP pitchers and are 5-2 against the Tribe this year?

I should be enjoying this, but I can’t

And now, on to the LWIB notes!

 – Around this time every season, the question every analyst asks is “who is the team nobody wants to face?”  We don’t know the answer to that question, but we sure as hell know who everybody does want to face: The Boston Red Sox.  Without Manny Ramirez in the middle of their line-up they are a mediocre team offensively.  And if you were a Sox fan, would you be comfortable turning a big game over to bullpen?

 – The Diamondbacks now have the best record in the entire National League.  The Diamondbacks.  As of right now it looks like the the three division winners in the NL will be an Arizona team that has been outscored this year and have a cleanup hitter with 5o runs batted in, a Cubs team with Jason Marquis and Ted Lilly as their #2 and #3 starters, and a Mets team that is stubling down the stretch and will start Tom Glavine (41 years old), Orlando Hernandez (he claims he’s 41), and Pedro Martinez (35 going on 50).  How can an entire league be this bad?

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Its our blog dammit, so we are going to talk about our favorite team every week –

  

We have never been happier to be wrong about anything in our lives.  We were so wrong about this team.  We killed Jake Westbrook, and said he would be one of the main reason the Indians wouldn’t make the playoffs.  As it turns out, he became a different pitcher down the stretch, and actually pitched the clinching game to put them into  the playoffs. 

Now lets see how they respond.  Should be fun.  And by “fun,” we mean utterly nerve-racking.

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