Thursday, April 03, 2008

Let Me Just Enjoy This, Even If It All Ends In A Week

MacG had the right mentality regarding Planet Zack. It wasn't just that he was so distraught about Brad and Jennifer splitting the sheets, it was the Brad Pitt movies that he likes so much. So really, who knew which Greinke we'd see on the hill today. We got more of what Brian Bannister gave us yesterday. Planet Zack goes 7 innings and allows 1 run against what experts were calling the best lineup since the 1927 Yankees. The text messages ran the rampant of "It's a marathon, not a sprint" to "It's still to early" to "Lose my number dickweed." No matter, the Royals just swept the Tigers on the road, to start the season. And unlike 2003 when there were a lot of home games and lady luck smiled often on that early Royals start, this team is actually playing well.

And now, we've got the mainstream media starting to pay attention. Well, FOX anyway. It'll take 20 in a row before ESPN even notices this shit. Today's big news is that Zack, who you always have to examine very carefully with his very first start, seems to have finally gotten past Brad and Jennifer. It's beyond early for any sort of crazy predictions regarding a team that has 159 more games to play. But realistically, can't we all set some goals of Greinke and Bannister winning 15 games each, Meche getting 12 W's, and we'll take it from there? Right now, I'll take that.

A lot of people are already a big too excited about Alex Gordon because he's hit 2 homers this early. He also struck out three times yesterday. But he's already batting third in the lineup. Which means he's expected to carry this team already. The boys in blue get three at the Metrodome over the weekend, before opening at home against the Yankees, in the only trip the Bronx Bombers will make to KC. Bannister and Greinke should be ready for games one and two of that series. I'll officially starting fevering in more cowbell after those two games. As long as Pitt doesn't cry while watching "A River Runs Through It."


TravisRoastBeef said...

I would curb your enthusiasm for about 3 weeks. It's a grat story sweeping the Tigers at home, but this is a young team and young pitchers. Expect the grind of a 162 game season to wear on them and after all they are still the Royals However, if the Royals actually keep some of these young players instead of farming them out like they have in recent seasons, the future looks good. The bigger story here is the 3 runs in 3 games scored by the Powerhouse Tigers, at home no less. Maybe the AL Central will be worth keeping an eye on this year.

TravisRoastBeef said...

Dirtylaundry said...

Who is that guy?

Mac G said...

My Orioles are 4-1 and the Royals are 4-2, I mean WTF? Both teams do have Kevil Millar and Jose Guillen batting cleanup respectively, so any enthusiasm should be tepidly muted.

It does beat being 1-5. As an Orioles fan, I convinced myself today that my soul will soon be crushed by the AL east like it is every year.

The Royals seem to have some good pitching that will keep them in games.

DL, I think you need a post to break down all movies, Brad Pitt. It just seems natural.

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