As I am already tiring of the Sen. Larry Craig (R-Idaho-though not much longer) saga, it is time to write about something of really great importance. The pennant races, of course.
As we leave the dog days of summer month of August, now is the time that the men are separated from the boys in who will make the playoffs in major league baseball.
Although my beloved Los Angeles Dodgers had been tanking recently, almost falling to the cellar with the hated San Francisco Giants, they have finally remembered how to win and have won four straight, including a sweep of the lowly Washington Nationals.
An aside. Does any one remember the old saying regarding the Washington Senators? It goes:
First in war, first in peace, last in the American league.
That was because the old Washington Senators, now the Minnesota Twins, usually shared the cellar with the equally hapless St. Louis Browns, now Baltimore Orioles or the, believe it or not, the Boston Red Sox.
Now, here is the change in the saying:
First in war, first in peace, last in the National league.
I could not resist!
Anyway, the Dodgers beginning to win some games hopefully will get them to first place in the National league West and the division title.
And the Anaheim Angels* are keeping up their winning ways dispatching the Seattle Mariners into wild card land. Of course, the Angels had to learn how to win from one of the great former Los Angeles Dodgers, their manager Mike Scioscia. No matter, they should easily win the American league West and that will, God be willing, get closer to the ultimate dream, a Freeway Series-Dodgers vs. Angels.
Yes, I know you east coast biased fans want some hideous Subway Series between the New York Mets and the dreaded New York Yankees. Better luck next year!
It is time for you east coasters to stop with the bias and give us west coasters a dream to come true.
Oh, and if it is the Dodgers and Angels, I will be for the Dodgers now that the Angels have a World Series under their belts. Last World Series title for the Dodgers? 1988. Time for another one for the boys in blue.
*-This blog will NEVER call the Angels the "Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim" or the "Los Angeles Angels" they are, here at least, the Anaheim Angels.