And then there were two. Last night the Cubbies beat the Brewers 14-6. Can the Cubs do anything right? It was a bad day all-around for the north-siders. For the last few weeks, it appeared to be a foregone conclusion that Joe Girardi would be managing the Baby Bears in 2007. Now comes word that Girardi wants to remain with the Marlins. Who is running the Cubs front office? Steve Bartman? Then last night, the Cubs win, coupled with the Royals loss eliminated the Cubs from the Anti-Pennant race…Kansas City maintained their 2 game lead by falling to the Twins 3-2. The Twins appear to be still gunning for the Division title as Johan Santana surprisingly worked 8 innings. The Royals have now lost 8 in a row…The Rays kept pace with K. C. by *drum roll please* losing on the road! Surprise! The Rays are now 2-29 on the road since the All-Star break.
David Price is a front-runner to be the top pick of Major League Baseball’s 2007 amateur entry draft. Price is a 6’6″ pitcher at Vanderbilt that some scouts have called the left-handed version of Mark Prior. This past season Price went 9-5 with a 4.16 ERA and 155 strikeouts in 110 innings. For Team USA this summer, Price went 5-1 and a 0.20 ERA with 61 strikeouts and 7 walks in 44 innings. He won Baseball America’s Summer Player of the Year award for 2006. Obviously a lot can change in the next 9 months. He could suck next year…He could sign Scott Boras as his agent…his arm could fall off…he could get abducted by aliens…he could get Matt Leinart pregnant…the possibilities are endless. In the meantime, the race is on! May the worst team win.