Wednesday, August 30, 2006

MLB's Kings of Garbage Time

In case you missed it, the Tribe just won their sixth series in the last seven attempts, and the Indians are now a mere 14.5 games out of third place in the AL Central. Whoopie.

The team's recent performance is evidence of the disturbing trend that we've seen with the Indians over the past several years: they choke when it counts, but are the kings of garbage time.

Eric Cassano has an interesting take on this situation that's definitely worth reading.

Update: Cleveland Sports Perspective is more upbeat about the Tribe's recent performance, and thinks we should chill out. Don't get me wrong, I'll take a win any day, but I'm on "the glass is half empty" side of this debate. I agree that the Indians aren't as bad as their performance up until about a month ago suggested, but that's kind of the point. They only started to play well when there was no risk that it could have made a difference. The team's 2006 performance may not be cause for despair about the future, but it certainly justifies some anger about the present.

1 comment:

warclub said...

The Tribe season has been frustrating, but how can you be angry about winning. I agree, they can't wait until July or August to start playing well next season.