...Selig has successfully killed all suspense in the National League. Who's going to win the tight races in the Central and West? Which team is going to be left out of the wild card -- oh, right: there's two wild cards in each league now. So really, all we're doing is determining which cities go to a nine-inning blowout & coin flip. Would this be a good time to propose shortening the regular season by roughly 148 games?
...I can't get used to the sight of the Pirates sitting on top of a division. Make it stop.
...the local Yankee fans are beginning to talk about how this will be an Official Baseball Year: e.g. one in which the Yankees win the World Series. No other years are considered to have actually happened.
...the Rockies svck. But they don't 40-120 svck, so there's that.
...if you can find any steroids in the current crop of power hitters, sing out. Numbers are down all over and while balls are still flying out of parks, they're not earning extra miles in doing so. We have achieved stability -- which just means that for now, the tests are ahead of the chemists.
...the real AL race is to see who in Boston gets crucified first.
...Jered Weaver is terrifying, mostly because his last name is 'Weaver'.
...to paraphrase William Goldman and apply it to the Mets, I can live with .500 if it's fun.
...home field in the World Series will be settled tomorrow.