Monday, May 21, 2007

The Bad-Luck Cardinals

They are really awful.
Far worse than last year.

In fact, it's as if they have stopped showing up for games, except to haunt them. Yes, they've been struck by tragedy, caused in part by very poor judgment, and yes, their best pitcher is out with a bum elbow, while the substitutes have reverted to early post-T-ball form in some cases, but still, it's as if they're just collecting a paycheck most of the time.

Those paychecks, though, are in the hundreds of thousands to millions of dollars, so I guess that would be enough to get you to show up for work no matter what.

Ryan Ludwick, misplaying a ball
(AP Photo/Branimir Kvartuc)

Anthony Reyes, 0-6
(AP Photo/Duane Burleson)

Former MVP Albert Pujols, batting .270 with 7 homers
(Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Who is playing well?
These people

Mets (Manager Willy Randolph and outfield Endy Chávez)
(Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

And these folks

Brewers (Geoff Jenkins and Bill Hall)
(AP Photo/Morry Gash)

And this crew

The Red Sox (Manny Ramírez)
(Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)

Actually, there are a few other teams struggling, including another team I root for. Its manager and players know they've only got a few innings left before heads start to roll.

The Yankees (A-Rod, beautiful even when frowning)
(Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)


  1. Sorry about the Cards. But I am thrilled about the Red Sox! Feels good to have such a commanding lead over the Yankees. (Again, Sorry about that.) I do hope Torre keeps his job.

  2. Hi Jan, I'm not sure if Torre will last the entire season if the Yankees don't start winning, but he's been a very good manager overall. Right now, the Red Sox have a better team. They're not one of my favorite teams, but I do enjoy both Manny's craziness and Big Papi's talent. I could watch those two all day!