After a surprising three game win streak — Yes, I know the local media and announcers didn’t sound too surprised by it, but us the fans were — the Tribe is now down by a touchdown, 10 – 3. Jason Johnson didn’t look good and Younger J-Weaver is either going to be a force, or the Tribe rested on their sweet victories. But then Mota came in and was a good teammate; making Johnson look good in comparison.
The only consistency on this team is the inconsistency ( and if that statement doesn’t boggle your mind you are way to sober ). With Eric “Weggie” Wedge at the helm, this team can’t seem to pull achieve a balance. The lows are low, the highs are highs. I am not alone in quickly losing the faith we are told to have in Mr. Wedge.
During the present bad play, there has been a lot of mumbling about the length of the season and reminding everybody what happen last year.
Last year we didn’t make the playoffs. If, at the beginning of the year, the Indians could have won 1 or 2 more games they would have been in the playoffs. The poor play in April, May, and the beginning of June certainly contributed to missing the playoffs. Why they want to remind people about that is lost on me.
While the baseball season is a marathon, I still have to believe it would be easier give a bit more importance to those early games in the spring and early summer. Wouldn’t it be better to win a few of those games when, perhaps other teams, are taking them lightly?
Call me stupid, most people do, but you have a team that in the previous two years has demonstrated having issues winning when under heavy pressure. Let’s not forget the August swoon of ’04 when they had the chance to over take the Twins for first place and then fell apart . Remembering last year, the season ended with the Tribe losing a chance for the division title and the wild card, and crazy little Ozzie joking with the fans about the choke.
The Tribe starts slow, heats up for a while to recover lost ground, and fails at the end. Two years in a row now. I see a pattern and this year again see a slow start. Early season success might not provide enough wins to change fates. It certainly would make things easier. Perhaps having the Tribe being chased, instead of doing the chasing. I fail to see how that isn’t important.