FWIW, it can be a lot of fun to root for a team that's rebuilding. You get to see young players make rookie mistakes interspersed with tremendous athletic plays. You get to interact more with the true fans. And you get the good seats. It only becomes depressing when you feel like the rebuilding is not leading anywhere (Milwaukee, anyone?), but that's not Cleveland's situation.
gonna build a giant drill and bore straight into hell releasing ancient demons from their sleep-forever spell so they can walk upon the earth and get recituated and run the diet pill pyramid that MC Pee Pants has created
Well, we'll see what the situation turns into. I am just worried if they are cutting costs right now and saying the payroll will depend on the ticket sales, then the Tribe will be stuck in a spiral to perpetual mediocrity. Like Milwaukee.
I had heard that Thome was actually refusing to be traded (10 and 5, if my memory serves me). Also, I think "mediocrity" and Milwuakee should never be in the same sentence, as it is an insult to mediocrity.
You aren't a very bright person, but since you always mean well and you're so likeable, people don't really care.
LOL! Milwaukee isn't that bad... well, okay they are, but since Bud used to, and probably still does have control of them, it doesn't hurt me a bit to see them fail.
As for Cleveland, as a die hard Twins fan (and many times over the last 10 years, it's been tough), I'm glad to see them in first place, and (crosses fingers) have a large enough lead so that they don't fall out of the race. I see playoff baseball in my future. :)
Originally posted by TheCowI had heard that Thome was actually refusing to be traded (10 and 5, if my memory serves me). Also, I think "mediocrity" and Milwuakee should never be in the same sentence, as it is an insult to mediocrity.
Yeah, he's expected to refuse any trade offers to Boston (where we could REALLY use him... Tony Clark, shame on me for being fooled by your history at Fenway...). Can't blame him, though... think a part of him wants to help the rebuilding process go a little smoother? I know he doesn't want to leave Cleveland...
Helton's home/away splits for 2000. A great year either way you look at it, but not better away than at home. The away batting average IS .353, but his runs and RBI's are WAY down from the home stats. For some more fun, check out his 1999 splits. Ouch....