I would be lying if I said that I saw what transpired in New York this weekend coming. It’s hard to predict something that awful and impotent. Unless of course you’re talking about this man.
But I did think there was a good chance that we’d enter our game this evening in a virtual lock with the Detroit Tigers. We were going up against the best offense in baseball while the Tigers got to beat up on the Seattle Mariners. It seemed that we’d likely lose our slight lead over Detroit that we had going into the Yankees series, shifting a new sort of focus on the competition between the Indians and Tigers—competition that seemed silly to discuss just four weeks ago.
Which, in some ways, is really exciting. This series is hopefully going to be the beginning of a season-long back-and-forth between two good (yet flawed) teams. [Read more...]