Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Cubs Not Built for a Short Series?


I'm not a fan of the five game series to start the baseball playoffs. It's too wacky; too many things can happen to the best teams that knock them out in three to five games after a 162 game season. I would be in favor of shortening the season by a few weeks and extending the first round to seven games. That's a different topic for another time.

A short series had nothing to do with the Cubs loss. While I was concerned the short series could mean a fluky early exit for the Cubs, that just isn't how it went down. Alfonso Soriano has a different idea.
"We're a very good team for [162] games, but we don't do nothing after that," Soriano said. "That's the difference. We're not put together for [a short series]."

I'm not an expert, but isn't the baseball season made up of short series? They seemed to do fine then. Maybe he meant this team wasn't put together for the playoffs. Maybe he meant he wasn't put together for the playoffs, because it demands players have an elevated sense of urgency, and maybe even some effort. Although Soriano made a catch within ten feet of the wall in Wrigley for the first time ever, I didn't see anything from him this series.

I hope this was either a misquote or Fonzy didn't have a straight face when he gave it, because it is ridiculous. I'm sure if it were a longer series Soriano and the Cubs would have been right in their element. But really, are we sure "playoffs" isn't what belongs in that last set of brackets in the quote?

7 comments:

Stormin' Norman Disciple said...

Fonzy doesn't care. He didn't care before the big contract, why would he care now that he is essentially guaranteed 120 million dollars? I can't stand the guy, if you can't tell.

real stadiums have roofs said...

the problem is that they don't have enough african-americans. african-americans are better suited to playing baseball in october. see reggie jackson. i suggest they trade for reggie abercrombie.

Anonymous said...

that's the brewers' problem also. prince fielder doesn't count because what african american is a vegetarian?

real stadiums have roofs said...

interesting you should ask. b.j. armstrong, carl lewis, and desmond howard are all vegetarians to name a few. it is also rumored that hank aaron is a vegetarian. to definitively answer your question, lisa bonet and phylicia rashad, two actors on the cosby show, are also vegetarians.

Stormin' Norman Disciple said...

Doesn't being on the Cosby show technically disqualify you from being "black"? Except of course Adam Sandler's brief stint as Theo's locker room buddy.

real stadiums have roofs said...

i disagree. the cosby family was the stereotypical black family.

Rob said...

What black person do you know that eats meat?

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