“How could you?”, photo by Samara Pearlstein
Hello Tigers! I’m back after my little vacation, paying attention to you again! So how did you do while I was gone? Let me take a look. La di da. I see that you…
…oh. Oh, I see.
So that’s a good solid chunk of losing, isn’t it? I suppose it was nice to get a win… salvage one for FredFred and all that… but shouldn’t there have been, oh, I don’t know… more?
(answer: yes, there should have been)
On top of that, I see that the Tigers have sent Will Rhymes down to make room for Carlos Guillen. This saddens me. There were so many reasons to like Will Rhymes and to want him on the team!
–He is tiny.
–He was a biology major at a good school.
–His name is RHYMES.
–He had the first three-hit game of his career right before he was sent packing.
Do I think he’s the second coming of Placido Polanco? No, of course not. Do I think he was a kid on a warm streak that we needed to ride for however long it lasted? Sure. Do I think that the Tigers are doing so poorly at the plate right now that a mild warm streak is something they absolutely need to hold onto? Yes. Do I think that Carlos Guillen will almost certainly injure himself again before the season ends? Yes, yes, and yes again.
I guess Rhymes will be back up come September, barring disaster in Toledo, so, well, whatever. Jim Leyland never listens to me anyways. His use of Justin Verlander is enough to unambiguously prove THAT.