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.”
Saturday, September 10, 2011
Well... we wanted an exciting September
Let's look at a hypothetical situation for tomorrow. Let's say the Cardinals, Rays and Angels all win at home tomorrow.
Not an outlandish scenario. James Shields is pitching for Tampa Bay. Jake Westbrook is throwing for the Cardinals. Ervin Santana is going in Anaheim.
All are capable of winning a game at home.
So what happens if they do.
The Rays would be three back in the loss column of the Red Sox for the Wild Card. The Angels would remain one back in the loss column of the Rangers for the West and four back of the Red Sox for the Wild Card.
And the Cardinals would be a mere 4 back in the loss column of the Braves for the Wild Card and remain only 5 back in the loss column of the Brewers.
None of them would be at "It's anyone's race" level. But they would ALL be at the "One more bad week and you should start worrying" stage.
What team will summon the ghosts of the 2007 Mets?
I wanted drama this September. But I also wanted the Red Sox to clinch and get healthy. I don't like this... not one bit.