Big Unit's Lament
I'm sure that when Randy Johnson forced a trade from the Diamondback to the Yankees, he thought that he was going to a contender and his days of pitching complete game and despite only giving up one or two runs still losing were over. Turns out he was wrong. Last night Johnson pitched a two-run complete game and still lost to Toronto's Roy Halladay who threw a shutout. Incidentally, the Yankees are in 4th place in the AL East looking up at the 3rd place Blue Jays while the D-Backs are tied for first with the Fighting DePodestas out in the NL West. This could have massive Ewing Theory potential. A-Rod has already become the new Ewing already (3 HR game aside; hey, Dmitri Young did that opening day) and now Johnson is adding to it. Plus Jaret Wright is hurt. Poor Joe Torre.
A recap of teams above .500, a mark the Yankees are not at (just because I can):
Chicago White Sox
LA Angels of Ridiculous Names
St. Louis Cardinals
Toronto Blue Jays
Washington Nationals (who are really the Expos, remember)
Also missing: Boston Red Sox, Houston Astros, and NY Mets. Eat that, media machine.
I am going out of town for a week starting tomorrow. Whether I will get a chance at Internet access will remain to be seen.