Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Boomer's Diamond/Gridiron Notes: MLB Postseason (sorta) & 1/4 mark in the NFL

Not since 1967, has baseball seen a Triple Crown winner.
Miguel Cabrera with his .331 BA, 44 HR's and 139 RBI's is one-game/night away from becoming the 1st player since Carl Yastrezeski back in 1967 to lead his league in all three categories. The talk this morning was, should Cabrera sit or play in the Tiger's season finale tonight vs. the Royals. I say you go out there and achieve something that is a life-time accomplishment, congrats Miguel on this fine achievement. Now, I'm a day behind with this post, in hopes that the postseason would all be set in stone. The only thing set in stone is the 10 teams that are in the playoffs and the NL Wild Card one-game playoff between the Atlanta Braves & the defending World Series Champs St. Louis Cardinals. Things that will get decided tonight, the AL East, AL West, and the best overall record in each the AL and NL. It's been a wild season, and it's only fitting that it comes down to the 162-game of the season to tie up a few loose ends. As for the Fantasy Baseball team looks like it's coming down to the final night as well, to see if I can snag 3rd place. The 2012 MLB Postseason gets under way Friday night, with the two Wild Card games from each league. Hunt for October

Can you believe the first month of the NFL season has come and past already. With each team playing their first four games (expect the Steelers & Colts, Week 4 Byes, really!?!), each fan base sort of has an idea of where their team is headed the rest of the season. Four games into the season the NFL has three undefeated teams left in the Falcons, Cardinals, and Texans. While the Saints and Browns are both winless at 0-4. The first quarter of the season was marred by the lousiness that was the NFL replacement referees. However, with the return of the normal guys this past weekend, they've got things back in order and all is well. As for my Fantasy Football team, we bounced back this week with a convincing win over an opponent that was previously unbeaten, and sit at 2-2 on the season. NFL Power Rankings: Week 5

We're Back!

American League Playoff teams
  • New York Yankees, last World Series: 2009
  • Baltimore Orioles, last World Series: 1983
  • Detroit Tigers, last World Series: 1984
  • Texas Rangers, last World Series: none, lost in the 2010 & 2011 World Series
  • Oakland A's, last World Series: 1989
National League Playoff teams
  • Washington Nationals, last World Series: none, just the 2nd time the franchise has made the playoffs
  • Atlanta Braves, last World Series: 1995
  • Cincinnati Reds, last World Series: 1990
  • St. Louis Cardinals, last World Series: 2011
  • San Francisco Giants, last World Series: 2010

Week 5 Games to keep an eye on:
Arizona at St. Louis, The Cardinals look to improve to 5-0, when they clash with NFC West rival Rams on TNF.
Cleveland at NY Giants, Can the Browns "shock the world", and pull off the road W vs. the G Man.
Philadelphia at Pittsburgh, Keystone State Classic, Vick & Co. battle Big Ben & Co.
Denver at New England, Peyton vs. Brady.
San Diego at New Orleans, Saints look to grab win #1 of the season on SNF vs. the Bolts.
Houston at NY Jets, Texans look to stay perfect vs. a banged up Jets squad on MNF.