TWIB stands for "This Week in Baseball" It used to be a pretty good TV show, now it just sucks. Anyway, if you didn't know what that meant, now you do.
- There have been two players recently who have been suspended for the rest of the season. First Jose Guillen, now Milton Bradley. I say "Bravo". I am so tired of the idea that one player is above the team, and that he feels he can do as he pleases. Both Guillen and Bradley's selfish tantrums have damaged the teams chances for the post-season. I'm glad that teams are putting their feet down and stopping this behavior.
- The Twins bullpen has been less than stellar during this most recent series with the Yankees. When was the last time Johan had a 3-1 lead after 6 innings and lost? Seriously, I'd like to know. Then Kyle Lohse pitched, so that was a loss. And finally tonight, Bernie Williams hit a homerun in the bottom of the ninth to win. I hope they just felt like getting it out of their systems now and this isn't indicative of how they will play in the post-season.
- The AL and NL West and Wild Card races are in full swing. Personally I hope the Angels win the West, Boston wins the Wild Card, the Dodgers win the West and that the Cubs, Giants, or Astros don't win the Wild Card. As much of an outside shot as it is, I'd like to see the Padres make it. (I think after last night, when I started this, the Padres are eliminated by virtue of losing the tie-breaker. They cannot win outright)
- Adam Dunn set a strikeout record this week. He is at 191 for the season and counting. This breaks Bobby Bonds' previous record of 190. Way to take it like a man Adam. A couple of years ago, Jose Hernandez sat the last week of the season with 189 strikeouts. Wuss. Adam is more like Mike Maroth. Last year, Mike Maroth started his turn in the rotation, knowing full well he'd probably lose his 20th game of the season, which he did. So Adam, you are the winner of the first annual "Mike Maroth Award" awarded for having the balls to suck and excellence in futility. Really, I'm sending him a plaque and everything.