Tagged: Thome

The Stretch Begins

Here we are, it’s September 2 and the
Dodgers have a 5 ½ game lead over the Colorado Rockies and 6 ½ over
the Giants. This is good considering that they are 6-4 in their last
ten games. While this isn’t great, it’s certainly better than the
train wreck that they seemed to be in the month after the all-star

I spoke with my brother yesterday about
the recent Dodger acquisitions – Jim Thome from the White Sox and
Jon Garland from Arizona. While we’re both happy that these two have
joined our team, we wonder how White Sox fans feel about GM Kenny
Williams giving away the farm while the team was still in playoff
contention (hey, they’re in a better position than the Blue Jays).

Garland will be pitching tonight
against his former teammates, who we frankly won’t be seeing in the
post-season either.

On a funny note, check out Keith
Olberman’s post from last night comparing the new helmet worn by NY
Met David Wright to “Fred Flintston’s little green prehistoric
Shark-Jumping visitor from outer space.”