CY: John Harper stumps for Mo’s CY. Nice thought, though as of today, it would be a travesty to give it to Rivera over Greinke. But low win-totals this year for Greinke and other contending starters may make it easy for BWAA voters to overlook the performance of those starters. Consider Greinke’s five starts in July: 32IP, 33H, 9ER, 10BB, .266/.328/.395. You’d take that line for your team, I’m certain. His record for that month? 0-3. He’s also thrown three shutouts and three other complete games on the year. With New York steamrolling right now and Mo hurting, I would guess (and begrudgingly hope) we will see significantly less of Rivera to let him recover for October, making the whole thing moot.
CC: George “King Of The Ring” uses boxing metaphors to describe last night’s “tense” (at least until the ninth) contest. Burgess Meredith in the corner telling C.C. to work the body ain’t gonna make it any more interesting beating up on the poor Orioles.
SC: The Player’s Association will have to wait to finally do what they promised by destroying (yeah, and while you are at it, try and re-pack Cheez-Whiz) the 2003 test results until the Feds decide if they are going to appeal to the SCOTUS. gerbil still does not care about steroids. However, it is interesting that those tests have now become a Constitutional matter regarding rights of property and search and seizure precedent with the twist of their relation to digital records. When the Feds say they have a “plain-view” right to the records, the ears prick up. When there is this much money and attention available, all the pricks are up. All the way up to the 9th Circuit, and now perhaps up to the Supreme Court, if the Feds choose to push it. First blush was “don’t they have something better to do?” Maybe this is something better to do after all.