It’s been a long week for those of us that love baseball. Games have been put on hold since Sunday to signal the midsummer classic and all of its happenings. What a first half of the season it has been hasn’t it? Let’s take a quick recap in what has happened since the first week of April to the early weeks of July shall we!
Angels have been a rollercoaster. From being absolutely god awful to leading the wildcard standings they’ve had a little bit of everything in between. Mike Trout, thank you to all of you supportive fans that helped front the #freemiketrout movement on twitter, it worked. At least giving social media and the fans credit for the choice to bring him up to the bigs feels nice, we knew it was going to happen. If the season ended today, the kid would be the AL MVP and ROY. WINNING! Thanks Charlie Sheen, who Trout actually tweeted about meeting in Kansas City, awesome?
The Dodgers, could you of flopped anymore the opposite way? They were making the Giants look like fools in the beginning of the season and in the last couple of weeks they even lost their first place standing to the boys from the bay only to battle back and forth with a half game lead. Injuries to star outfielders Matt Kemp and Andre Either are proving to hurt the Dodgers. While those two will be coming back, the young star of the team, Dee Gordon is now out due to injury, guess everyone will have to wait and see what happens when all of them are healthy again.
The American League East, YOU KILL ME! The Orioles started out super hot and were games ahead of the rest of the division. But oh wait, look who’s in first by 7 games now, those Bronx Bombers, like usual. Who knows if anyone will surge back but it is pretty disappointing to see those teams start to fall apart after starting so strong.
How about those Pirates? First time they’ve been in first place since 1997, ’97!!! Andrew McCutchen you deserve it, it’s been hard to watch someone with so much talent be on a team that lacked the ability to win, I hope they make it to the post season.
Sure there are about a MILLION things that could be listed in this post about exciting things that have happened in the first half, but that would take all day. Props to Weaver with a no-hitter, Matt Cain with a perfect game, and Johan Santana with the first no-hitter in Mets history (how is that even possible?).
I will add that it was painful to watch the All Star game on Tuesday but I will discuss my thoughts on that matter in a separate post.
Well wishes baseball fans, the second half is about to begin, may the best teams make the post season!