Sunday, July 30, 2006

I Love Days Like This

Wow. It was quite a day on Saturday.

The Mets hammer the Braves in Atlanta, 10-3. The Mets now lead by an astounding 13 games, and the Braves continue to do their fade from any postseason berth. (Do you think your Braves can still catch the Mets, Jeff Francoeur?)

The Yankees get their heads handed to them at home by the Tampa Bay Devil Rays, 19-6, behind yet another stellar performance by the Big Unit.

The Red Sox come from 6-3 down in the eighth on a homer by David Ortiz and a two-run double by Mike Lowell. Big Papi wins it in the eleventh, 7-6, on a single to left, beating the shift. And Manny Ramirez threw a runner out at the plate earlier in the inning to keep it tied.

One of the those pleasurable summer afternoons that makes me glad to be alive.

Big Papi continues to truly amaze. But then again, he does it so often that when he DOESN'T come through it seems unusual. It was his 11th "walkoff" hit in his Red Sox career yesterday, and the fourth this season. Those 11 hits ties the MLB record for a four-year span. He now leads the major leagues in HRs (35) and RBI (99).

So what BS excuse will those moronic writers come up with to avoid giving him the AL MVP this time? Anyone of them that continues to insist that a DH can't win the MVP should have their heads examined. It's part of the rules of the road in the AL since 1973.

They should get over it. NO ONE in the AL has been more clutch or valuable than Big Papi in 2006.



WelshSoxFan said...

I think his low average will cost him the MVP this year.

I wouldn't be surprised to see Vernon Wells in the running for the title

The Omnipotent Q said...

I don't think a low BA will cost him, especially if he wins the HR and RBI titles and the Red Sox go to the playoffs. But with these boneheads who vote, you never know.

Michael Leggett said...

The ONLY Reason for A-Fraud's Election was because of his power as a COMMERCIAL Spokesman & NOTHING More:

I heard that while A-Rod was tossing an apple to his wife, a massive, expensive window was broken.

Michael Leggett said...

Francouer's Statement was one of defiance from an Also-Ran.

Suldog said...

Papi should have won it last year, of course. His winning it this year will depend upon where the Sox finish in relation to other clubs with candidates. For instance, had A-Rod's Yankees not finished in a playoff position last year, I think Papi wins it despite the prejudices against DH's.

The Omnipotent Q said...

You may very well be right about last season, Suldog. It just drove me up a wall in 2005 to hear these Yankee apolgists talking about A-Rod's superior defense being the difference, when very bad fielders (Canseco, Reggie Jackson and Juan Gonzalez) have won MVPs before.

Michael Leggett said...

& Kenny Albert did The Marqee Matchup:

We were "Spared" the Wit of Joe Buck.