Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Know Your Enemy - Cleveland

Most Hated?
So the Wall Street Journal ran a story on the most hated team in baseball. The "winner?" Not the Yankees or the Red Sox, but the Cleveland Indians. The data came from a Nielson Co. internet algorithm which "typically uses various keywords to find out whether people have positive, negative or neutral reactions to different brands and products." So these Nielson people have determined that searches for "i hate indians" means that public really dislikes Jhonny Peralta. Can't be any other explanation, I guess...

Team Rankings
                         Phillies         Indians
Batting Avg 18 24
Home Runs 10 25
RBI 17 23

ERA 14 24
WHIP 8 27
Strikeouts 26 30
Cleveland Rocks
Just wanted to take this time to give a big shout out to two fun, drunk Indians fans I met on a trip to Cleveland about four years ago. Long story short, I got hammered in Cleveland, got two great tickets to a Indians-Rays game for twenty bucks and spent the pregame at a bar outside of the stadium having a blast with a father-son duo who also shared an interest in 1)baseball 2)beer and 3)my wife. I doubt these two would ever read this blog (or even have a computer...) but they, and their homemade forearm Chief Wahoo tattoos, deserve some love.

Probable Starters:
Mitch Talbot (7-4, 4.21)
Jake Westbrook (4-4, 4.76)
Fausto Carmona (6-5, 3.31)

The Indians suck but they shouldn’t be underestimated, considering 1) the Phils have to be down after blowing a 5 run lead and following that with a Halladay loss 2) Talbot and Carmona are good pitchers and 3) the Phils send Moyer, Kendrick and Blanton out for the series. I say the Indians take two. Yeah, I’m feeling that bad about the team right now


Bob D said...

Phillies sweep

GM-Carson said...

Bob D- you're nuts.

The Phillies just aren't that good. Everything that went right the past couple seasons is going wrong now.

Corey said...

hello: jimmy, mike zagurski
goodbye: cooch, dobbs.

dobbs? yeeeeaaaahhhh!!!!!

Preserve Jon said...

Ruiz will be missed.

Bye bye Dobbs. Nice knowing you. I was jealous of those side burns in 2007.

Although with our luck, he'll pass waivers and accept an assignment to LV.

Bringin back the Gurski tank? First Mathieson and now Zagurski? It's 2006 all over again, baby!

GM-Carson said...

Peace out Dobbs. Like you 2-3 years ago, now...not so much.

Schneider and Sardinha catching...ugh.

Bob D said...

Yeah I am crazy - still a Phils sweep. The offense has been going good (other than 1 - 1run game).

Zagurski has been doing well interesting that he is back up. Mathieson should've been given another look.

Get better quickly Ruiz - your an All Star to us.

I hear Rollins will not play every day to start with just to keep him fresh and away from reaggrevating the leg again.

ripjgarcia said...

So they are gonna run with one catcher? I'm confused

GM-Carson said...

Schneider and Sardinha are catchers on the 25 man roster right now.

Pretty low scoring affair so far, offense is not back.

Aaron said...

JC Romero isn't good anymore. Why do we keep bringing him in to pitch the 9th.

GM-Carson said...

Romero is damn near guaranteed to walk someone every time he takes the mound. Get a grip dude.

Great outing by Grand Pappy. Hope he gets the W.

Bob D said...

There's the first win

Scottie said...

The offense's resurgence was shortlived - two lackluster games making average pitchers look like Cy Young.

It's nice to see the Phils are impacting this year's pennant races in another way as Lee is on the block - I can only pray the Mets do not get him.