Chaiming In

July 02, 2007 | Comments (0) | by Chaim Witz

-Two Out of Three Ain't Bad - Man, does it get any better than A-Ram's walk-off on Friday? It seems like the Cubs have a shortage of walk-off wins, but they seem to be remedying that lately. There seems to be some odd correlation between walk-off wins and good teams. Remember back in 2004 when the Red Sox won something like 86 of their games on a Big Papi walk-off homer? Someone may want to 'wikipedia' that figure, but I'm pretty sure it's right. On an obligatory negative note, can we please run Scott Eyre out of town? Package him with Jock and dump them somewhere. Into Lake Michigan for all I care. Maybe the Pirates will give us Jason Bay for 'em. Sounds crazy but didn't they give us A-Ram for Bobby Hill and Jose Hernandez? It's worth a shot.

-Soriano got jobbed out of the starting spot by Barry Bonds. Ugh. I'm surprised that Derrek Lee made it, since you knew LaRussa was going to pick Pujols as a backup. Certainly would have liked to see Fat Z get in, but given his rough start it doesn't come as too much of surprise. Aramis should have made it too, but what are you gonna do? There are always going to be deserving guys that get left off every year, no way around it. I am probably one of the few people that actually likes that every team has to be represented. If that means seeing Gil Meche selected over an 8th or 9th Yankee or Red Sox, so be it. Let the small market shitty teams at least have a shred of dignity.

-Live Free or Die Hard performed admirably at the box office, raking in $33 million over the weekend and $48 million since Wednesday. It's box office total jumped an amazing 30% from Friday to Saturday, indicating great word-of-mouth. It's Cinescore rating was A- and it had the highest opening weekend in the franchise's history. Yippee kay yay indeed. Now if it can just weather the upcoming Transformers storm.

-I too wish that Ken Griffey Jr. and Barry Bonds career trajectories had flip flopped.