Friday, October 07, 2005

Baseball Commentary - the 'duh' factor

Sometimes, baseball commentators really say the most inane things. Yesterday, during the Cardinals-Padres game, is a good example. The Cards were winning 5-1 in the 7th inning, and one commentator said that The GM and players on San Diego's team could feel their moment slipping away.

Uh, when did San Diego have a realistic chance of beating the Cards? So far, the Cards have not blown SD out of the water, but that's not really because of outstanding play on SD's part. So exactly where did this man see San Diego actually letting go of anything?

As a Cubs fan, I can definitely document many instances when the Cubs have lost a game because of their own devising. They beat themselves.

No offense to Padres fans, but really - the Cards are a juggernaut. SD probably got to the playoffs primarily because Barry Bonds didn't play this season and San Francisco collapsed without him. (excuse me as a give a small tee-hee of delight).