The Baseball Desert

Monday, August 18, 2003

It's been a tough day at work, so I've watched the play (see below) about ten times today just to keep a smile on my face, and I've realised it's a bit like watching Thelma & Louise for the umpteenth time - you hope that they find a way out of their dead-end predicament, but each time they drive on over that cliff and into the Grand Canyon. I keep hoping that Cusp will make it all the way to home plate, but Aaron Boone nails him every time...

I'll be keeping an eye on the Expos tonight (or "this afternoon", if you're on Eastern, rather than Paris, Time...) as they try for a first-ever season-sweep of the Giants. Hopefully they can carry over some of the energy they got last night from Brad Wilkerson's walk-off grand-slam. Allez les Expos!!

Meanwhile, it's "Lima Time" over in the Bronx, where the Royals will be facing the Yankees. You have to like Jose Lima's chances against the Yanks tonight - he's 7-0 for the season, with a 2.96 ERA, and he's up against the very shaky Jeff Weaver, who is 6-9, with an ERA of 5.78.