DC Bears | 06/19/08
Yeah, it's been pretty hot up here recently although the past four or five days have very nice. Before that, though, the heat indices were well above 100. Apparently bears at the National Zoo (like this one) were so hot they stuck out their tongues. In Brian's collection of pictures is at all relevant to this, I must be hot all of the time he has a camera in his hand.
The Cubs got swept by the
Devil Rays which was pretty horrible. The fact that none other than my man Mamol walked the first two guys he faced before hitting the next two was pretty bad...not nearly as the grand slam that Scottie Eyre let fly two pitches into Marmol's departure. I hate the inter-league games. Not surprisingly, ever year the AL teams destroy the NL teams and it's because of the DH but not quite for the reason you think. Yeah, in the AL parks teams like the Red Sox have David Ortiz while the Cubs get to add a powerhouse like Henry Blanco. That's just half my argument--the advantage given to the AL teams is not equal to the advantage give to NL teams when playing in NL stadiums. By virtue of the AL team simply having a superior hitter available, their lineup is going typically get David Ortiz to first base. Even though he's a defensive liability, in a short little three game series, they are likely not to experience a situation where a gold-glover (like Derek Lee) would make a defensive play to save the game.
I'd love to see the DH abolished. And inter-league play. And American League teams.