New York, NY – There haven’t been many sunny days lately around here. The rain continues to fall all over the northeast. The shame for Mets fans is that this rain hasn’t slowed the team’s losing ways at all. Rain or shine, the Mets just stink. The Amazin’s are the only team the Miami Marlins can beat. And if the Mets aren’t careful, they might just take the NL Wooden Spoon from the south Florida outfit. The Mets did manage to win one against Cam’s red-hot Red Birds this week so they still sit a comfortable 7 games ahead of the fishies.
The Yankees flew out west to escape the rain but couldn’t escape getting swept by JG Clancy’s Oakland Athletics. They did manage to take three of four from Angry Ward’s Mariners, so things aren’t too bad. Next the Yankees head to sunny SoCal to take on the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. A visit from this light hitting Yankee squad may be the thing to kick-start this over-talented and underachieving Angels team. Vernon Wells and Travis Hafner combined for a staggering 0-16 in yesterday’s 18-inning marathon loss to the A’s. Add in Youkilis’ 0-7 and the Yankee batting order put on a clinic of futility over the 18 innings. If the team keeps hitting like this then they’ll be praying for rain every game.
On the hardwood, the San Antonio Spurs rained three pointers all over the Miami Heat Tuesday night in a blowout win to take the series lead. San Antonio hit sixteen trifectas in their 113-77 rout of the ice cold Heat. But Miami brought thier A-game last night. They were never going to get blown out again. They evened up the series at 2 games apiece and now will have a chance to head back to Miami up 3-2 with a win on Sunday.
The 2-3-2 format for the NBA finals doesn’t do the Heat any favors. I still don’t know why they don’t switch to a 2-2-1-1-1 format for the finals. Its not like they’re playing every day. There’s plenty of time for travel between games. I don’t think it will matter much. The Heat will probably still win the series even if they go back to Miami in a 3-2 hole.
The NHL Finals went off with a bang Wednesday night as the Blackhawks beat the Bruins by the odd goal in seven. They had to play two games to decide the winner of game 1. Andrew Shaw decided the tilt in the wee hours of thursday morning in the third overtime period. Now both teams will get a much needed break until game 2 tomorrow night. Both teams played well and either team could have won Wednesday night.
It was tough picking a team to root for in this series. I don’t hate the Bruins like I hate other New England franchises like the Red Sox and Patriots. But I do like to see Boston sports fans in misery. So I decided to root for the Blackhawks and their American trash (Patrick Kane) over the Bruins and their Canadian trash (Brad Marchand).
Crawford looked shaky in goal for the Hawks, but he played well enough to win. Jaromir “Jerry” Jagr, who wears his age on his jersey, and porn star facial hair, hit the pipe in the second OT period. He’s still looking for his first playoff goal, but he has played well. The key for Jerry is keeping his shifts short. He’s been good about getting off of the ice after about 20 seconds or so. But he really needs to do something about that face furniture.
With apologies to Cheesy Bruin, I think the Blackhawks will hoist the cup at the end of game 7. But it’s still all to play for.