Well, the All Star break is over. Let the fight for 1st commence!
The American League East is, as usual, a tight race for the Pennant. Even poor Toronto, which is about 12 games back, can still get their pine tar together and give it a fight. There’s half a season left, after all. Of course, they’ll have to start tomorrow because the Tampa Bay Rays out swatted them this evening 8 to 5.
Speaking of All Stars… how ’bout that Mariano Rivera? Can you even imagine how his heart must have been tripping along when he trotted out of that bullpen to an empty field with every pair of eyes in the house on him? Enter Sandman and riotous cheers; it must have been awesome for him.
Congratulations, Mariano! I always hated it when my Rays were facing you, but you are the best of the best! Enjoy a long and happy retirement. You won’t have to wait long for the Hall, either.
So, how are your teams doing? Any hopes of coming out on top? I’m kinda’ hoping to see a Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Tampa Bay Rays World Series; a Series with a sea-faring, nautical theme.
P.S. By the way, how ’bout those Red Sox with their new manager? Pretty impressive so far, huh? Let’s see if they dissolve as they often do at the end of the season.