I checked to see if everything still sucks, and it does.
Is it churlish to be unhappy with merely winning a series rather than sweeping it? Maybe. I don't know. I'm comfortable with my churlishness. Call me Churlie Hustle. Churl Haggard. Churles the Second, by the Grace of God, King of England, Scotland, France and Ireland, Defender of the Faith, etc.
What's going to happen now is that the damn Mets are going to stroll into Coors Field like they own the place, and then will proceed to own the place.
The Nationals, meanwhile, seem likely to take one of three at home from the Brewers.
If I sound pessimistic, it's only because everything sucks, up to and including my favorite baseball team.
It sounds like Ichiro is going to return to the Marlins next year.
That led me to reflect on how it sure seems like Ichiro is terrible now except when he's playing the Nats. I was relieved to discover that the statistics back up my impression.
Ichiro is hitting .262 overall, .245 against not the Nats, and a pretty impressive .394 against Washington.
So here's to the Nats for geting us closer to lots of discussions about whether Ichiro has more hits than Pete Rose. The answer to that question, by the way, is and will continue to be "No."