The MLB season is nearly halfway done, and a few of the biggest favorites headed into the spring haven’t quite hit the mark the way they were supposed to. When the page turns on a new season, and the hype dies down from the winter paycheck season, the picture does not always paint itself the way it was designed. (Ed’s note: I find it intriguing that I have a real hate for all three of these teams. As a Braves fan, I hate these teams for the following reasons: NL East rival, screw them. The infield fly rule, screw them. Toronto beat Philadelphia in the 1993 World Series. Atlanta was better than Philly in 1993. Screw them both.)
Here are three teams that came into the season with a world of expectations but have more or less spent the season on the sideline, trying to get back into the mix. If they are going to do so, there are a few clear things that have to be done … and fast. (Oh, and the three GIFs waiting for you after the break are kind of awesome.)
I’m a firm believer that the closest I’ve gotten to Heaven is Game 6 of the 2011 World Series. In the meantime til we cross paths again, I’ll pass along the gospel of the Field of Dreams here, Cheap.Seats.Please, I70 Baseball, and ‘Live From The Cheap Seats’.