Monday, April 16, 2012

The MLB on TSC: Life After Ozzie

It's time now for a quick edition of the MLB on TSC , where the strange and bizarre is never left unmentioned and where baseball's past always meets baseball's present and of course, where facts are sometimes stranger than fiction.

Here goes--

THE OZ-MAN COMETH BACK

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The 4-6 Miami Marlins have the day off today, which in a way is a good thing because today also marks the return of their embattled manager Ozzie Guillen from his 5-game suspension for his now-infamous comments about Cuban dictator Fidel Castro. Whether it was planned or not, a one day cooling-off period isn't a bad idea, however, let's see how the Cuban-American community in Miami responds to his return.

THE BEARDED-ONE DONE

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It looks like Brian "The Bearded-One" Wilson is done for the season. The San Francisco Giants closer is more than likely to have season-ending elbow surgery and the question on many people's mind is-- what will the Beard-Meister do with so much time on his hands? Um, shave the beard?

ANOTHER FIRST FOR THE "CHARTER" BRAVES

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Just nine games into the season and the Atlanta Braves (5-4) have done 2 things for the first time in their long (and I mean, LONG!) and storied history. First, they lost their season opener by a 1-0 score for the first time ever and now they became only the third team in major-league history to lose their first 4 games and then win 5 in a row. They join the 1969 Twins and the 1994 Pirates in the "0-4 to 5-4" club. The Braves, along with the Chicago Cubs, are the only charter members remaining from the original National League who have played non-stop since 1876. That's 137 seasons and counting. You'd think by now that they've done everything, good or bad, at least once. But apparently, no.

ATTENTION: AMERICAN LEAGUE: BEWARE OF THIS MAN

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Tampa Bay Rays ace James Shields (2-0, 3.38 ERA)-- My pick to win the AL Cy Young Award.

To be continued....

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