Tuesday, April 5, 2011

2011 MLB Tuesday Tournament Update

With one, much more publicized, tournament with a yawn inducing finale out of the way, it is time for your MLB Tuesday Tournament Update!

The bracket looks rather anemic due to the Thursday Opening Day and the paltry amount of games played thus far.  Six games on Monday? Come on!  I want to see 14 to 15 games a day, every day from now until October!

Even so, a few stories have already emerged from the 2011 Tournament.  One clear Cinderella is window shopping for a pair of glass slippers, and a Mighty O has drawn the worst seed ever to temper their hot start.

The Cindy is none other than the Kansas City Royals with a shocking 2.5 game lead over the "Red 'Is that kethcup on my' Socks?"  Can the Royals pull off an upset of such magnitude that has not been seen since, well, last year?  When the #16 seed Nats thumped the extremely overrated #1 Dodgers?  I bet the Dodger fans weren't even in their seats before they realized they were out of the tournament.  That LA traffic can be murderously slow, just ask OJ.

The other AL storyline is that the Orioles have jumped out to a 4-0 start, only to be thwarted by the Texas "Ryan"gers 4-0 start.  Will the Orioles keep up this torrid pace?  Is there enough Orioles Magic up their sleeve or will ERAs start rising faster than Barry Bonds' voice?  Can Vlady, Lee and Reynolds provide more pop than Mario Mendoza?  Let's ask Billy Ripken...

On the Senior Circuit side of the bracket, everything is almost playing out to form except that the Pirates must be drinking Mean Joe Green's Coke.  Perhaps if I keep referencing Steelers when I mention the Pirates, I can actually create a Pirate fan from a Steeler fan.  Nah, because the Bucs will end up with a losing record, and Bill Cowher's Chin doesn't like losing records.

Finally, somebody tell Milwaukee and St. Louis that they'll need to have more than one combined win to make it past the next round.  Budweiser over Miller by one.  Someone pass me a Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier.

Until next week's update, this is Funky Cold Mussina reporting.

1 comment:

BrerSkwerl said...

I'm calling it... Reynolds hits 42 HR, and bats .265! O's still lose, but at this point, I'm almost aready willing to trade for them...

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