Monday, May 16, 2011

Rox Talk - Week 7

The Week That Was
A 2-4 week against the Mets and Padres. The Rox currently stand at 20-18. One and half games behind the Giants for the division lead. Currently 9-10 at home and 11-8 on the road, the Rox have outscored its opponents 170-163 (expected wins is 20 versus historical wins at 17). On pace for 85 wins with 725 runs scored and 695 runs against. Playoff indicator (Runs scored/Runs Against ratio) is 1.04 (1.16 indicates high playoff potential).

Listening to the pre-game show today Jack indicated to Jim in the Manager's Talk that fans and the media can sometimes look at the numbers and jump to conclusions too often.  Also earlier in the pre-game Tulo sort of mentioned the same thing indicating how long the baseball season can be.  As a passionate fan, I say to both Jim and Tulo that it isn't a long season.  Passion has to be there night in and night out.  Too often this team has shrugged off poor April/May by saying they will get hot down the stretch.  Last time I checked that theory has only worked one time!

Enough of the "it's a long season", "lots of ups and downs", "don't get too high or too low"...yeah well two cellar dwellers came into your house and beat the crap out of you.  If it had been the Phillies or Giants or Cardinals, I would agree with the assessment that it's a long season.  But we are talking about the Mets and Padres...two teams that aren't going to the playoffs and have both a pitching staff and lineup that are pathetic and yet they came into your home and smashed the ball into your face.  Something has to give...someone needs to step up and say this is our home, not yours, and start playing like you care.

I go to a lot of games and frankly for the money I am paying I want wins every night.  I don't want some sorry excuse for why you blew a 7-1 lead to a team that has been shut out 8 times already.  Winning on the road is hard enough so take the wins at home when they present themselves.  Someone needs to show some excitement, some emotion, something that indicates to me that I should care about this team every homestand.  And I'm a fan, what about those first timers, those kids...don't let them go home sad, make them go home excited because they saw players who cared about winning and losing even in May!

My rant is done...thank you!

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