Thursday, October 13, 2022

The Benefits Of A Rain-Out and Other Thoughts

We're headed towards another episode of Rain Out Theater.  

Quick Disclaimer: 

Since I moved to California I have come to love rain. For one, it means that nothing will catch fire today and all the crap in the air will be washed away.  Then there's the whole, food will grow, life on Earth will continue, thing. 

That said...

1)  MLB Should Have Cancelled The Game Days Ago

All they had to do was ask the Yankee players. Several of them are old enough to have rheumatism and can tell when a storm is coming in three days in advance.  

2) It Hurts Cleveland More Than Us

While it's true that if they cancel the game we don't get Nestor twice, the Guards don't get to use Bieber twice. We have more starting depth.

3) At Least There's Other Sports To Watch

While it sucks, at least the NFL is stepping up with a Thursday Night Football. Tonight's game is the Washington Commanders and the Chicago Bears, a veritable "Clash of the Titans". (In 1964)

Also the NY Rangers face the Wild. (I don't know where the Wild things are) Anyway, hockey!


TheWinWarblist said...

They went the NASA route. They looked at a weather map.

JM said...

It's debatable that losing Bieber for a second start is more damaging than losing Nestor. Going to Taillon or German seems a lot dicier than Cleveland's move. McKenzie pitching at home is nothing to sneeze at. He went 6 against the Rays and only allowed 2 hits. So I don't know that we get an edge with Taillon. At best it's a draw, and we know whose bullpen isn't decimated.

But, it is what it is.

HoraceClarke66 said...

Pretty funny, Doug—and good points.

But...1964? For Chicago-Washington being the Clash of the Titans? Try 1944.

1936-46, Bears and Redskins each won 6 division titles in 11 seasons, and they played each other 4 times, splitting those games.

1947 to today? 3 NFL championship games (including Super Bowls) and 2 titles for each.

Joe Formerlyof Brooklyn said...

Around here we call them The Commodes.

Among other things, they've paired a QB who does not move very well with an offensive line that works like a spaghetti strainer.

Last week, the coach benched the most highly paid guy on the defense.

And they've had 20 penalties assessed in the past 2 games!

Having recovered from a cancer problem, the coach felt justified in snarling at people who wondered [at his pressconf] about why it took him 10 seconds to call a time-out after a play -- with less than 1:00 left in the game.

"Second-guessing" he said.

Leo Durocher would dispute (and probably, somewhere in the afterlife, IS).

Doug K. said...

Hoss - that would have required research.

The Archangel said...

It's the Washington Football Team, so I call them the "Commies" cuz, you know, they used to be the Red_ _ _ _ s.