LADY AT THE BAT: Kind Of Blue

Monday, August 27, 2007

Kind Of Blue


I'm watching a "Frasier" re-run right now. The old sitcom about a radio shrink is making me think about the Chicago White Sox, who just lost four straight to the Red Sox this weekend. Boston averaged 10 runs in each of the games, making the White Sox look, well, kind of blue.

How else can you explain a team that just laid down and let themselves be walked on like that. Sure, they're a last place team, but even last place teams show up to play their games. Even Manager Ozzie Guillen feels it's hard to get motivated these days. There's no other way around it. The Chicago White Sox are suffering from depression. Too bad Dr Frasier Crane's shingle was taken down years ago. Otherwise, Guillen could "call in" and talk about his problems, just as other former athletes (and actors) did on the show.

Can you imagine if the Yankees had played the way the White Sox played this weekend? Joe Torre would have been fired before he left the clubhouse yesterday. Instead, thanks to Chicago, they're preparing to face a Red Sox team 7 and 1/2 games ahead of them in the AL East Standings.

The Lady

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