N.L. West stretch run is gonna be a doozy
So is it over, Giants fans, now that the Dodgers dropped one of the biggest trades in baseball in the month of August?
What would our old "Animal House" fratboy, Bluto Blutarsky, say to all those Giants fans lying around with defeated looks even though San Francisco leads the National League West by two games and has six games left against its dreaded rival? "Was it over when the Boston Braves trailed the New York Yankees by three games in the 2004 American League Championship Series?" It was the Red Sox, but you get the point.
Nothing is over until the season is over, and while the Dodgers have more talent in their everyday lineup than the Giants, San Francisco's pitching staff has recently shown the capability again to carry the team.
This could be the greatest season for the Giants or the worst.
Nothing is over until they say it's over.
After Melky Cabrera and Bartolo Colon were suspended for 50 games each for testosterone, and Lance Armstrong was stripped of his seven Tour de France titles and banned for life, it was refreshing to see players at the Little League World Series wear arm patches saying, "I won't cheat."
What are they serving in the elementary and middle schools in Folsom? Bulldogs sophomore Jake Browning threw a national-record-tying 10 touchdown passes in his varsity debut, a 68-28 victory over Woodcreek, on Friday. If you think it was excessive, consider the kid threw six in the first half.
Ten touchdowns are just his starting point.
What to watch
Baseball, A's at Cleveland, 4:10 p.m., CSNCA: After a very rare Sunday off, the A's battle for the playoffs continues against the Indians.
How will the Dodgers' trade affect the outcome of the N.L. West race?
Dodgers will win.
Giants will win.
Arizona will win.
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