Tuesday, July 31, 2007


Thank God July is over.

12-14 in July (first losing month in 2007) including losing of 14 of the last 23.

Barely 4 runs a game.

Shaky defense.

Failing to capitalize on series versus lowly Toronto, Chicago and Texas.

Not putting the nails in the Twins coffin.

The Yankees and Marines coming on strong.

Yet they remain only 1 game behind Detroit for the AL Central lead and 1 1/2 games ahead of Seattle for the Wild Card. The tables have turned as the starting pitching (minus the recently departed Mr. Lee) has been great but the Indians can't buy a run. Travis Hafner looks awful, Jhonny Peralta is swinging at the crap that made us cringe in 2006, and Victor Martinez is in a huge slump. The strikeouts and double plays continue to be a staple of the Tribe offense which, hello boys, is not good.

The Trade Deadline has come and gone without a move. Not a huge deal, IMHO, but maybe everyone can be comfortable that they are here for the long haul and we can refocus. The Tribe looks lost and disinterested. Uncle Eric needs to refocus the troops. It a new month and a new beginning. Let's hope it a new hope for all Indians fans.

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