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Just Waiting to Make It Official
2008-05-27 19:53
by Mark T.R. Donohue

I was going to wait and watch the end of the game tonight before posting anything, but the Phillies and Rockies are delayed with only half an inning to go in what should be another Colorado defeat. Today's goat: Ubaldo Jimenez, 10 hits, 7 earned runs in four innings. The Rockies showed a little bit of scrap with a rally in the eighth, but they've given up now 27 runs in two games, and few offenses can keep up with that.

We're at the point of the season where the stories about who's surprisingly good (Tampa Bay, St. Louis) have gotten boring and national writers have moved on to the juicier stories about who's surprisingly bad. The Yankees and Mets are getting the most noise at you would expect due to where they play half their games, but Detroit and Seattle are under scrutiny as well. As for the Rockies... well, despite their performance last season, no one really expected them to be legitimate this year, and they're proving all their doubters right with depressing finality.

I just flipped back over from the Spurs-Lakers game to see about the weather in Philadelphia. Still nothing but "Best Damn Sports Show" reruns on the Francis channel. This rain delay is a lot like this season taken as a whole -- although the outcome already seems determined, waiting for the official end is still an infuriating wait.

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