Look, I’m not a baseball aficionado but even I know that there are a few divisions making this last week of the season interesting. And by interesting I mean giving fans of one team a reason to cheer and fans of others a heart attack. The Mets lost yesterday to Washington which would have been good for the Phillies, except they lost as well to the Braves. And that doesn’t make anybody happy (sorry Metsy and Clare).
Brian Giles hit a 9th inning 3-run homer in San Francisco helping the Padres to a come from behind win, 6-4. With the win, the Padres are now 2 games back of Arizona in the NL West and 1 game ahead of Philadelphia and Colorado (the Rockies are still in this?!) for the Wild Card.
In non-baseball news, the Bears have finally pulled the plug on the Rex Grossman era (for now) and will go with Brian Griese this Sunday. Uhh, good for Brian Griese I guess. Even though I love the guy for the MNC in ’97 (Michigan now 2-2. WOOO!), he hasn’t been the most successful NFL quarterback, has he? I mean, this is the big upgrade? Really?
In more NFL news, Deuce McAllister is out for the year with a torn ACL, DeAngelo Hall will only be fined for his temper tantum play last Sunday, and Michael Vick was indicted on more dogfighting charges in Virginia.
I’m not a big soccer person, but our National team is playing Brazil Thursday morning in the Women’s World Cup. I would think this would be a good match considering Brazil and the US are suppose to be the two best teams. And Brazil has the best player in the world in Marta (I love the fact that even the women have one-name names). You’re getting ready for work anyway, so why don’t you turn on the TV and watch a little bit of the action? Quick note: the US will be changing goalies for this game, which I don’t get. Why go with someone cold when you have a goalie that’s won every game so far?