Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Here We Go Again (Game 1 of 2006)

Don't have much to add to what Manny wrote about the Junkees, in fact, he brought to mind the beginning of 2003, when the Junkees started out 16-3. Michael Gay got all horny about the fact that they did it without Jeter, as he was injured in that "dirty play" in Toronto. So at 16-3, everyone was saying how they were going to win 120 games, they're unstoppable, blah, blah, blah.

Not quite. They came back down to earth. Yes, they won the division, but Snorre aged fifteen years that season.

Also, we know that when you buy all stars at every position, you're going to score a lot of runs every day. The question is how their pitching will do (and I disagree with Manny - I think Chacon is back in the pen by June), and how they'll fare against the White Sox in October.

So as much as I'd like to write them off and enjoy a Junkee-free October, I know it's not likely.

- Let's also remember that their 15-2 win is just as good as if they'd won 15-14. In other words, it's just one win, the same as Boston's win on Monday.

- Gotta like that Ron Villone stunk up the joint in his one inning of work. Let the carousel begin.

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