Tag:A.L. West
Posted on: September 12, 2011 5:48 pm

MLB Refuses To Let Mets Wear 9/11 Caps - Why?

Major League Baseball refused to allow the Mets to wear caps honoring New York City's first responders from September 11, 2001. *Joe Torre, MLB’s executive vice president for baseball operations, told The Associated Press the decision was made to keep policy consistent throughout baseball and that “certainly, it’s not a lack of respect.”* If it's not a lack of respect, then what is it? There were three locations where events took place on that day: New York City, Washington D.C and Shanksville, PA. Therefore, if the Mets,Yankees, Nationals and Pirates wished to honor both the victims and first responders of 9/11, there should be no problem with it.

MLB made Joe Torre the face of baseball's denial of the planned tributes. Could it be due to Joe's status as a native New Yorker? Or could it be that he's both a former Met and Yankee manager? Either way, it's simply disrespectful to everyone involved. Maybe MLB should state what the real reason was, and it's not uniformity between the MLB teams. Could it be the almighty dollar? Sell the special 9/11 caps with the small flag on the side? Put nothing past some of these money hungry owners. Reminder to MLB and its owners. 9/11 was a large scale national tragedy, which local implications for four MLB teams.

Put aside the pettiness for one day, especially the tenth anniversary of the attacks. It makes MLB's hierachy look small. What do you think?


Hey Rangers fans, how do you feel about your chances now? If you can't pull away from the Angels in the next ten days, who do you think will win the A.L. West?

Speaking of races, how about those Tampa Bay Rays? Is that the sound of knees shaking in Boston? That wild card lead doesn't feel so safe, now does it Red Sox fans?

Even if the Yankees win the A.L. East, how far do they think they are going with their pitching situation? Is every pitcher after C.C. Sabathia a crapshoot? Haven't even mentioned the injuries, now have I?

*Source: CBS TV News, New York, , September 11, 2011
Posted on: August 25, 2011 1:10 am

A.L. West - Watch Out ! Here Come The Angels

As of this writng, the Texas Rangers are losing their grip on the A.L. West lead. They have just been demolished by the Boston Red Sox for the second straight game. Rangers manager Ron Washington has made statements to the effect that "I don't watch the scoreboard until mid- September." Manager Ron may want to rethink his stance. Why? No one really has to ask. That noise that you hear is not a hurricane blowing up the East Coast of the USA, it's a freight train named the Anaheim Angels. They have roared back from a seven game deficit, where a great number of observers had them giving up the chase and looking toward 2012. Mike Scioscia, Jered Weaver, Jordan Walden and company are having different thoughts. They have just finished whipping up on the Chicago White Sox (what will Ozzie Guillen have to say about that?) and have a golden opportunity to further demoralize the Rangers during their upcoming weekend series in Arlington. As I stated earlier, do the Rangers want to win the A.L. West? Their pitching has been shaky for the last week, as the Angels have gone on a six game winning streak. Pennants are not won in August, but a team can go a long way toward losing one during the dog days of 100 plus degree heat in Texas. Ron, you better start paying attention to the scoreboard. Nolan Ryan won't be happy if the division is lost after blowing a lead after all those personnel moves.


Does anyone really think the Padres' Heath Bell is going to the Giants?

Speaking of the Giants, how is the Carlos Beltran trade looking right now? He hit one out of the park! What else has he done?

Who do the Washington Nationals think they are? Blowing off Prince Fielder before free agency starts? Yeah, he had every intention of playing in the nation's capital.... 
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