I am one of the world’s biggest procrastinators. But there is one thing that I never wait til the last minute to do and that is my taxes. So, as I sit here today with the peace of mind that my taxes are done I know that there are a lot of people out there just getting started. (That’s for you Dave, my Reds friend)
Anyway, more important to me than taxes is baseball. The Cubs have come out of the gate to a respectable 5-2 start. They have also started the season a little banged up too. Soto has a sore shoulder, Gregg’s knee isn’t 100%, Bradley has a sore right groin and Aramis’ back isn’t feeling all the great either. However, Reed Johnson has flashed some leather robbing Prince Fielder of a homer, THE RIOT, Ryan Theriot, has hit in all but 1 game, Fukudome is being more aggressive at the plate, Soriano has crushed the ball and the starting pitching hasn’t been too bad. So, all in all, the Cubs are playing well and I know they are only going to get better.
On another note, I just signed up for MLB’s Beat The Streak. It sounds fun and should occupy very little of my time.
The loss of Chris Carpenter will definitely hurt the Cardinals. However, I would like to see him come back as soon as possible. Anytime the Cubs and Cards both are near the top of the division it makes for a great season.
I watched A.J. Burnett last night and he looked almost as good as Nick Swisher did the night before. In case you didn’t notice, Swisher pitched 1 inning with his fastball topping out at 80mph. But he didn’t allow any runs and he struck out 1.
Red Sox fans should be happy with Jason Bay for a full season. So far, his number are better than Manny’s.