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.”
Sunday, April 17, 2011
Hey Cleveland fans! Don't watch the NBA... support the Indians
Seriously. Don't watch the NBA Playoffs. You will just grind your teeth and get angry. And haven't you done that enough since the Browns won the 1964 NFL Title?
There is something fun happening at the Jake (or whatever the hell it is called now.)
Grady Sizemore homered today and if he is healthy, the Indians will plug an All Star into their lineup.
And guess what? The Indians have 10 wins already! Only the Royals and the Rangers have 10 wins in the American League. And here's another thing to think about.
The Twins are having bullpen and health issues. The White Sox are a veteran team that can age in a hurry and have a shaky pen as well. And I think the Tigers are overrated and are playing sub .500 baseball.
What happens if that continues? What if the Twins health derails them the way that injuries cut down the perennial playoff participant Red Sox and Angels last year?
What if the White Sox can't get their act together all year? What if the Tigers' weaknesses are exposed?
None of those are outlandish scenarios.
Where does that leave the American League Central?
It leaves the Royals, stacked with young talent and the Indians.
Don't look now, but the Indians are winning games that they don't have to make up for later in the season. You aren't dreaming, but the A. L. Central is winnable.
And if they make the playoffs, who knows? Oh I am sure YOU had the Giants winning the World Series when the playoffs started in 2010! I am sure YOU had the Phillies winning it when the 2008 playoffs kicked off. No doubt when the post seasons of 2002, 2003 and 2006 began, you wrote Angels, Marlins and Cardinals in pen!
Start paying attention, Indians fans. This could be a very fun year. Either way, there is at least hope.
You can't get that watching the NBA playoffs this year.