So that this blog doesn't die due to inactivity, I thought it'd be a good idea to talk about something non-Mariner related. We've got a couple of weeks until the Hot Stove is fully heated (right now it's on preheat). So let's talk about the World Series.
I am slow on posting this, but there was a great article on ESPN the other day about how the Astros and White Sox are two teams who have torturous histories, but whose fans haven't whined and complained about it *cough* Red Sox *cough* Cubs *cough*. Because of this, neither of them get the national pub of those other woe is me ballclubs.
I think the trend of the last 2 years is very encouraging for the Mariners. The Red Sox win last year, ending an 86-year drought. The Astros or White Sox will win this year, ending one of their droughts. The Mariners are probably a few notches down the list of teams that need a World Series, but if things keep going this way, we should expect a championship by 2010.
As far as the series itself, I'm not sure where I'm leaning. The Astros have the edge with their starting pitching and bullpen, but the Sox have a better lineup. "They" always say pitching wins championships, so I guess Houston would be the smart pick. But my American League/Freddy Garcia allegiance has me rooting for the Sox.