Thoughts, lists and other compulsive bits about baseball from comedian filmmaker television producer/Red Sox fan Paul Francis Sullivan....
feel free to call him “Sully.”
Monday, July 21, 2008
It's now late July... the Indians, who were one third base coach brain freeze away from tying game 7 of the ALCS last year, are holding a fire sale.
The Tigers should and the Royals are in their annual suck mode.
So the two teams in the AL Central that everyone figured were going to be in rebuilding mode or just be awful, the White Sox and the Twins, are the only two left standing now.
I was sitting on an airplane this morning looking at the standings... 1/2 a game separate the two teams... and it hit me. "Holy Cow. At least one of these teams are going to be in the playoffs."
Either the White Sox, who looked like they were hanging onto the memories of 2005 and refusing to rebuild... Or the Twins, who traded away their ace and basically declared to the world that "We're looking beyond 2008"... will be the division Champion.
I don't know why this struck me as odd... but for some reason I've just been expecting the Indians or Tigers were going to go on a big run.
Man you can hear the Fox Sports dudes PRAYING neither wins the pennant. Neither the Twins nor the White Sox are exactly the big national draw.