The woes of baseball

Sorry, if there are any Yankees fans reading this, you might want to leave now.

Yes, for my pains, the Mariners are my No 1 baseball team, and believe me, they provide me with plenty of pain. But second in my list, well, it might just be the Red Sox.

Have I ever mentioned before that Fenway Park is a wonderful old stadium, and other than perhaps Wrigley Field, I’ve never been anywhere like it. So yes, even without Kate’s influence, I sort of follow the Red Sox too. The last 2 seasons, horrible. First, the September collapse in 2011, and then the whole season collapse last year, it hasnt been good. And all the talk this year was of more of the same. So, take a look at the AL East table, and see who’s on top. Yes, thats right, the inhabitants of Fenway! 🙂 Fine, we could have yet another September collapse, but it seems a whole different team, and attitude this year.

Oh, sorry, did I mention the Yankees? Oh my, what a mess! And not just the A-Rod issues, though there seem to be plenty of them, they’re limping along in the division too. Whats that, hate the Yankees? Yes, I know, shock horror, a Red Sox fan who doesnt care for their biggest rivals. Alright, I dont hate all things Yankees, its impossible to dislike Derek Jeter at least. But otherwise…

I had to laugh last night, hearing the Fenway crowd booing A-Rod as he came out to bat. Funnily enough, when he joined the Yankees in 2004, the other big contender for his signature, was the Red Sox, werent they lucky to miss out! Yes, I know, he used to play for the Mariners, but that was a long time ago! A-Rod, boo…!

In case you dont know, steroids, trying to cover up the evidence of doing so, and everything else doesnt make him the most popular man in baseball at present.

Oh, the other delight this season, it looks like the Pittsburgh Pirates are finally going to have a winning year, its been over 20 years since they did so, just delighted for them. Funnily enough, guess who I’m watching while typing this? Yes, the Pirates.

The video, mentions a true baseball legend, and one who did it on natural talents.