Monday, August 01, 2005
A whole lot of build up for a whole lot of nothing. Nobody did much of anything exciting for the trade deadline at all. Personally, I won't be suprised if the Cards make a move in the next couple weeks. Check back during the game tonight for more on that, and why I think they might be okay not making any move at all. Now a few shots from the cheap seats. Boo to the teams that teased everyone in league with the promises of moving players. All that positioning for guys like Huff, Mesa, Soriano, Dunn, Beaz, etc. and then nothing. How many GMs wasted a lot of time talking to those teams only to find the dead end too late in the game? Boo to Manny Ramirez. He turned into pop diva again this year. What a sudden change of heart he had too. Did they tell him that they could send him to NY so he could really see what it's like to have the media spotlight burn a little bright? What a crybaby! This guy should be a Cub. (He might be next year too, d'oh!) Cubs get Matt Lawton. What I'd like to see is the Cubs and Astros take it to each other in the 10 games that they face each other between now and October 3, giving some resurgent NL East team a chance to sneak into the Wild Card by half a game. I have not now, nor have I ever shared a bathroom stall with Rafael Palmeiro. Peter Gammons inducted into the HOF. Who knew they had a category for shamelessly promoting the Red Sox from your position in the BBWA?! How does ESPN feel about dedicating an hour of program time to their much-hyped "Trade Deadline Special Edition?"