Sports Special: 1st Half Wrap-Up

Monday July 11, 2005

Hey sports fans; welcome to this very interesting sports special.  It’s time to talk about the condition of the 1st half’s winners and losers.


,,, Will these guys have what it takes to keep it up, or will they fall as the season goes by?


The two biggest losers are in the AL East, and I will explain now.

A-Rod and the Yankees are wondering why they’re in third right now.  Besides the baed April kickoff, the pitching rotation has been inconsistent.  Their only sure bet is in the bullpen (the sandman himself, Mariano Rivera).  Pavano, Johnson, Brown, Mussina, and Wang are not a lock to be strong throughout the rest of the season.  A trade must be made, and better sooner than later.

The Sox may be in first place in the AL East, but the ship is sinking without a doubt.  It’s all due to Curt Schilling. Why?  It’s because of his “relationships” with his teammates.  Damon will not keep his mouth shut (problems don’t go away like a mood swing), and will sprun the Sox next season.  Schlling is in the bullpen so he could make things “interesting”.  He’s driven out a few people because of his schedule that he makes.  Just ask why the Sox couldn’t re-sign All-Star Met pitcher Pedro Martinez, who leads the NL in strikeouts (134).  Half the roster from last year’s championship team is SOMEWHERE ELSE.  One guess why?  Schilling always does things his way; in my opinion, he’s worse that T.O. just because he’s a LIAR.  He lied to Francona, Beantown, and to his faithful.  He’s no savior, just another old greedy player who wants the focus on him and him alone.  I’m not questioning Schilling’s will to win, but I’m questioning the way he does business.  Because of him, the Sox will not repeat, and I’ll be laughing when they JUST miss the wild card.

Now it’s time to have fun on the All-Star break.  I predict the AL takes it by a score of 10-8; let’s see if I’m right.  Tonight is the Home Run Derby, and I will tell all of you my all-time favorite home run.

Hank Aaron’s 715th home run is significant not only for baseball & his career, but for America as a nation.  Aaron likely had even more pressure than Roger Maris during his chase of Babe Ruth.  Think about it folks, an African-American broke the record in the 1970’s while playing for the Atlanta Braves.  I would like to take this time to thank Mr. Aaron for breaking the record and making history.  The most underrated big accomplishment in the game of baseball should make everyone proud (especially guys like Jackie Robinson & Satchel Paige).  Thanks Hank.

Well, that’s it for today; it would be interesting to see your point of views and how you respond to this piece.  See you next time, you KNUCKLEHEADS!!!

Yours Truly,

Sebastian Maldonado

Copyrighted @ 2007


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