Statements of Fact, Followed by a Conclusion

  • The Tampa Bay Rays will not finish the season in first place.
  • The Toronto Blue Jays will not finish the season in first place.
  • The Baltimore Orioles will not finish the season in first place.

Ergo, the Boston Red Sox or New York Yankees must finish the season in first place.

42 comments… add one
  • Makes sense to me.
    Does anyone else, besides me, think that a huge trade is coming for one of these two teams? I don’t know who, or when, or where, but I feel like we’re all going to be caught off guard when we find out who the newest major member of our team is.

    Brad May 16, 2008, 11:06 am
  • I dont know if i fully agree with your first statement of fact. The rays have a damn good team, if their pitching can hold up there is no telling how far they can go. Shields/Kazmir is as formidable of a top 2 as there is in the league. Id feel pretty good about alot of their team if they were on the yanks.

    Sam-YF May 16, 2008, 12:24 pm
  • If there we’re any Baltimore, Tampa Bay or Toronto fans, I’m sure this would upset them.

    LocklandSF May 16, 2008, 12:51 pm
  • good thing there isn’t. ha.

    Brad May 16, 2008, 1:01 pm
  • > Toronto fans
    A guy in Hamilton just hucked a beer bottle through his monitor.

    attackgerbil May 16, 2008, 2:16 pm
  • I wish I had your confidence, Paul. These are the facts that I see that bother me, but not so much that I lose sleep.
    The Boston Red Sox are not in last place.
    The Tampa Bay Rays are not in last place.
    The Toronto Blue Jays are not in last place.
    The Baltimore Orioles are not in last place.

    attackgerbil May 16, 2008, 2:24 pm
  • A little off topic – did everyone see that Francona picked Girardi to help coach the AL All Stars? I though that was interesting.

    rootbeerfloat May 16, 2008, 2:26 pm
  • RBF: I didn’t see that. I’m curious if it was his initiative or a suggestion made by MLB – with which he acquiesced – based on the venue. If it was indeed Francona’s idea, I think it is a noble, laudable gesture.

    attackgerbil May 16, 2008, 2:29 pm
  • Headline to the right:
    “Colon strong, could start Tuesday”. Sounds like a post ‘scopy diagnosis, not a baseball headline.

    SF May 16, 2008, 2:30 pm
  • It’s a good gesture, but I think it has more to do with the fact that he’s the home park manager than it does with the fact that he’s Joe Girardi.

    Brad May 16, 2008, 2:30 pm
  • sorry, ag. Missed your post there.
    SF – we knew it was only a matter of time before they gave him a shot at it.

    Brad May 16, 2008, 2:31 pm
  • So. I gave up caffeine this week and didn’t even think about the venue aspect. Still a nice gesture, but not quite as out of the blue as I first thought.

    rootbeerfloat May 16, 2008, 2:32 pm
  • So. I gave up caffeine this week…
    What a horrible, horrible thought.

    Brad May 16, 2008, 2:39 pm
  • > “Colon strong, could start Tuesday”.
    When perusing game logs where it read something along the lines of “Rodriguez relieved Colon” I have always found it so funny and have wondered if my sense of humor will progress beyond that of a fifth-grader. It has not. I guess that’s a good thing?

    attackgerbil May 16, 2008, 2:41 pm
  • I have always found it so funny and have wondered if my sense of humor will progress beyond that of a fifth-grader. It has not. I guess that’s a good thing?
    Fifth?! I am still in second.
    Just waiting for the “Hank laments not getting Colon inked in offseason” headline once Bartolo has a nice start in Beantown…

    SF May 16, 2008, 2:44 pm
  • hahahaha.
    That’s a line of jokes that could create a huge thread. ha.

    Brad May 16, 2008, 2:47 pm
  • So you guys are telling me that my sons are never going to grow out of this? Whenever the 4 year old is having a tantrum, his 7 year old brother makes fart noises to get him to laugh instead of cry.

    soxgirl May 16, 2008, 2:48 pm
  • Pull my finger.

    attackgerbil May 16, 2008, 2:50 pm
  • heh, soxgirl said “fart”.

    SF May 16, 2008, 2:51 pm
  • fart noises make me smile too.

    Brad May 16, 2008, 2:53 pm
  • … heads off to trade the kids in for tropical fish….

    soxgirl May 16, 2008, 2:54 pm
  • a caption under a photo of Bartolo slipping and hitting the dirt after tripping over first base on a grounder right before a rain delay:
    “Collision with sack results in muddy Colon”

    SF May 16, 2008, 2:56 pm
  • TOTALLY off topic. My son, the fish-killer.
    Every time we go to Grandpa’s house, my son spends time looking at the rather large fish tank Grandpa maintains. Captivated. That’s understandable, because fish are certainly fun to watch. The part that disturbs me is that after spending some time watching the fish, he frequently will crawl under the tank and attempt to disconnect the power to the filter pump/temperature regulator. Of course, we’re watching him so the fish aren’t in actual jeopardy, and it is possible that the chain of events are only coincidental. Still…
    At least my time in the old-folks’ home will be short.

    attackgerbil May 16, 2008, 3:02 pm
  • hahaha..
    Hey, I’ve wanted to catch fish since the first time I learned how to cast out to get them. Though, my love of fishing soon evolved into a love of hunting, and something tells me that that sport probably isn’t too popular around here either.

    Brad May 16, 2008, 3:06 pm
  • No problem at all with either (fish/hunt) here, Brad.

    attackgerbil May 16, 2008, 3:09 pm
  • Going to game tonight…doesn’t look too good. Also going Sunday, I will send in any decent pics.

    John - YF May 16, 2008, 3:12 pm
  • yeah, some people are really, really wierd about hunting and fishing and conservationists in general.

    Brad May 16, 2008, 3:14 pm
  • I’m the worst kind of non-hunter… no way I’m tromping around at dawn in the forest shooting at things and then carrying them out. But somehow I always manage to finagle a portion of the spoils when anyone else goes in exchange for cooking. So on your next trip, Brad…

    soxgirl May 16, 2008, 3:14 pm
  • Delgado and Beltran…breaking out, John…get some good ones for us!!! ha.

    Brad May 16, 2008, 3:15 pm
  • I hope the weather permits, John, for you to see the game.. I’m really looking forward to watching it from sunny, (projected high of) 97 (???!!!! In mid-May?) degrees Portland. Got a grill-out planned and everything.

    attackgerbil May 16, 2008, 3:15 pm
  • Ha. You and everyone else in the world, Soxgirl. Everyone wants to come over after I’ve spent the entire day standing over the smoker making the perfect meal! ha. Opening day to bowseason falls directly in line to me coming off the grid for the week. It’s a week of faux survivorman.

    Brad May 16, 2008, 3:21 pm
  • > I’m the worst kind of non-hunter
    No you are not. In fact, you are the best kind. The worst kind of non-hunter is the person that protests and abhors hunters/fishers, calling it cruel and seeking misguided legislation to “stop the murder” while buying their cellophane-wrapped protein at the Krogers.
    This comment is so far off-topic, sorry.

    attackgerbil May 16, 2008, 3:23 pm
  • Most of you are going to laugh at me, but I have another hobby, and since we just got this up and running, I thought I’d share it…
    It’s good fun.

    Brad May 16, 2008, 3:25 pm
  • or the kind that walk through the woods banging pots and pans on opening day. Just before lunch at Wendys.
    Everyone hates the hunter and loves the deer until they’re picking them out of the windshield.
    Okay, we’ve strayed far enough! ha.

    Brad May 16, 2008, 3:27 pm
  • Sigh… but it’s HOURS until baseball starts!

    soxgirl May 16, 2008, 3:38 pm
  • I’ve never eaten a can of tuna I haven’t opened myself.

    Nick-YF May 16, 2008, 3:42 pm
  • from rays to tuna in 36 comments…

    Sam-YF May 16, 2008, 3:56 pm
  • I’m so glad that my humble post could be the conduit for so much immaturity. :-)

    Paul SF May 16, 2008, 7:01 pm
  • Hey, who you calling immature, fartknocker? Nyaaaah nyaaah nyaaah.

    SF May 16, 2008, 7:32 pm
  • sorry, gotta piss on the parade a bit. hunting and fishing are not sport. sport involves two or more actively participating sides. when one side of the equation has no idea of it’s involvement in said sport, it ceases to be a sport.
    but i will say, as a 14 year vegetarian and animal rights activist, if anyone tries to take the horse tracks away from me i’ll gut their first born.

    sf rod May 16, 2008, 9:01 pm
  • when one side of the equation has no idea of it’s involvement in said sport
    Wait, what does Kei Igawa have to do with this?

    SF May 16, 2008, 9:19 pm
  • Wait, what does Kei Igawa have to do with this?

    Paul SF May 16, 2008, 10:53 pm

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