Just a little bit late, obviously. Every time I start, I wind up with something trite, so I think I'll do a bunch of bullet items, instead.
1. All I ask of my team's GM is that the Giants play meaningful games in September.
2. I really, really, wish that I had predicted an Albert Pujols Triple Crown back in May. I said it to someone back then, but never wrote it up here. I think he's going to make it, and barring it affecting the WC race, I'm rooting for him.
3. Saw Ken Burns on Letterman the other night...he's done a sequel of sorts to his Baseball doc focused on the last thirty years, and for what it's worth he was talking mostly sensibly about steroids. On the other hand, I'm pretty sure that highlighting steroids at all is the wrong way to talk about 1980-2010 baseball, but of course that's what we're going to get at this point.
4. TNSTAAPP strikes me as the wrong reaction to Stephen Strasburg's injury. Strasburg isn't a washout pitching "prospect" at this point; he's a front-line major league pitcher who got injured. TNSTAAPP is supposed to be about the many things that can go wrong on the way to the majors (not only injuries), but those things didn't happen here. The correct cliche to use is one about Pitcher Get Hurt, or You Can Never Have Enough Pitching.
5. My dad and I are in complete disagreement about Pablo Sandoval: I'm an optimist, and he isn't. Any thoughts?