The Baseball Desert

Tuesday, August 19, 2003

Today's advice to myself is: "don't give up the day job"... My promising career as a baseball analyst was cut short last night with "the very shaky" Jeff Weaver's win in New York. I guess I put the curse on Jose Lima's winning-streak too - Weaver's win made a loser of him for the first time this season, and also meant that Kansas City lost a little of their division lead over the Chicago White Sox, who beat Anaheim, thanks to Frank Thomas's two 2-run homers.

Still, all was not lost. Montreal did complete a historic sweep against San Francisco - according to the Elias Sports Bureau, it's the first time in Giants' history that they've ever been swept in a season series involving more than three games. The Expos are currently in good company in the NL East, where every single team is on a winning streak, including the Mets, who have won six straight and who are 8-2 over their last ten games.