The day after ... nothing
Sorry about the late post. Still knocking around the trade deadline stuff from yesterday. It's amazing how fast and furious stuff gets flying in the hours before the deadline -- all for naught.
Quick comment about why I thought Bowden's last quote in yesterday's final post would be interesting. It was the first time I had heard him directly take on his critics, those who say he had to trade Soriano or that he would have been better off trading Cordero/Rauch/Church/Whoever. I thought it was interesting in its defiance, and I thought that might stir discussion.
Last night: An actual ballgame. I wasn't around for the postgame, but I agree with those who ask, "What was Tim Tolman thinking?" Last week, when he sent Jason Bergmann home in Philadelphia, he admitted his mistake. They are, though, starting to pile up.
Chico: About time he got a win for a less-than perfect outing after those times he lost good starts to rain or the bullpen, etc. Thanks to Marc Carig for handling the gamer on trade deadline day. Zimmerman's hit is the kind he hasn't been getting this year. And I agree with all about that Belliard play. My goodness.
Official trade deadline story is here. And for those who haven't seen it, here's the Walter Johnson piece in this morning's $.35 edition. Lots of fun to do, and I would recommend Henry Thomas's book, "Walter Johnson: Baseball's Big Train," to anyone who has even a slight fascination with the man.
I'm off for tonight's game, back on through the rest of the homestand and all through next week's road trip. But I do have a chat today at 1 p.m., so please join me.
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