Wednesday, June 07, 2006

Guess Who's Back

After recharging the batteries on the white sand beaches of Aruba, it’s time to take on the last 2/3 of the season.

Let’s see what I missed: Jason Johnson, Guillermo Mota, and Scott Sauerbeck blew 2 games for the Tribe (no surprises there), C.C. got shelled on Sunday night (BIG surprise there), and Jhonny was dropped from the 3 hole to the 6th spot in the lineup (where have I heard that before?).

My only contact with the Tribe was hyping the Sunday night game to the Red Sox hack fans that were EVERYWHERE, fueled by some TnT’s (Tanqueray aNd Tonics, to the uninformed); then heading up to the room, tail between my legs as the Halos shellacked C.C.

Also got to catch Johnny Drennan (somehow he became “Johnny” rather than “John”…perhaps because witty sportscasters could make the inevitable Johnny Damon reference?) go yard against the Rocket.

On the subject of the Rocket, does anyone find it odd that Clemens was eligible to sign with the Astros on May 1, but didn’t do so until after the 50th game of the season? Isn’t that what the suspension is for a first offense for the new MLB drug policy? 50 games? Curious.
Remember the conspiracy theorists’ idea that Michael Jordan “retired” for a season to save the NBA the ugliness of having to suspend a living legend because of an “alleged” gambling problem?
I’m not intimating anything. I’m just making observations.

Well, I get back into town and the Indians are cruising behind Paul Byrd and a balanced lineup. THIS is what the 2006 Indians are supposed to look like.

That’s it for me…missing a connecting flight in Newark and being put up at the HoJo for a solid 4 hours of sleep (without luggage) has me longing for the comforts of home.

A new day has dawned. I have swum in the clear waters off Aruba and have seen the light.

Pay no attention to the calendar marked “June”, it’s time to introduce YOUR 2006 Cleveland Indians.


t-bone said...

WOW, good to have Positive Paul back in the house!

Just got back from the Jake. Hope the bats can do that for Johnson tomorrow...

Cy Slapnicka said...

krums, you going to be in town for the tribe series this weekend?