(Going back to the beginning, here. The man - Sam Cooke.)
So we've had a rough first two weeks.
At least we still have more wins than hurt players!
Maybe I should try a different angle...
At least we haven't been swept in a series that went the full three games yet!
That actually makes me feel a little better.
As has been observed here and elsewhere - the two main things that must be kept in mind with this team are -
- They are very, very talented.
- They are very, very inexperienced - and therefore will be VERY inconsistent with their play (game to game, inning to inning).
While I have only been able to catch one of their games on TV (MLB.tv doesn't count - bleh) - I have to say, I enjoyed the hell out of it. Seeing Martinez's wicked stuff live was great (I will be very sorry if he has to go on the DL). I wasn't sure how many of their games at RFK I was going to try and get to (cause it's a real pain to get down there) but now I think I need to get to as many as physically possible (which still might not be that many). I also will try and get out to the series at Camden Yards (which is much nicer, anyway - and likely to be empty at that point).
I want to see these guys play - and I want to watch them figure these things out. Yes - it will suck mightily at times. Hopefully as the season goes on they will get better. Who knows? Maybe they will actually win a series - or three games in a row - at some point.
A man can dream.
Till then - I'll keep the Sam Cooke on an infinite loop. Is there nothing that man can't make better?