OK. With runners in scoring position, we are just a little bit bad. I'll admit.
But overall, things haven't been nearly as bad as the box-scores would have you believe.
So explain to me why tonight, in particular, felt so soul-crushingly painful to watch?
I think it's because you can tell it's starting to really get to the players. And that's no fun. It makes me feel bad, and I think someone should do something about it. NOT that I am in any way advocating any sort of peer-pressure-group-haircut nonsense...but a little morale boost is probably in order. Might I suggest a lovely team-building game of laser-tag? Or maybe a talent show....with skits and dancing! Or maybe just a field-trip to a local shelter to play with puppies (pictures, please). Whatever works. But we need to do something to find the happy. Because the happy is definitely missing.
In other news, remember last summer I had a poll up about which fandom you found most irritating? If I recall correctly the options went something like this:
Hmm....take a look at the schedule this month. I take this as proof positive that someone in Selig's office reads the blog and dislikes me and wants to make me miserable via baseball scheduling annoyances. Plus, how else do you explain the lameness of our home interleague schedule? Or the fact that the series in Milwaukee is a mid-week? I'm taking it as a personal attack.
And last but not least, thoughts and prayers go out to the Young family, obviously. Poor Delmon.