Man, I haven’t been this angry since the 18 wheeler went off the cliff.
Plain and simple, as I tweeted last night, the Cleveland Indians have out pitched, out hit, out played, out managed, out hustled, out classed and have out done the Blue Jays in the ALCS.
The Tribe tripped up Toronto 4-2 Monday night to take a 3-0 series lead, leaving the Jays on the brink of elimination when they meet in Game 4 this afternoon.
The frustrating thing about this series — and I’m sure Cleveland’s first round victim, the Boston Red Sox, would agree — this could easily be a 3-0 lead for Toronto.
A key hit here, and big out there, and the Jays could be a win away from their first World Series appearance since 1993.
Instead, the Indians have just been one step ahead in all aspects of the game.
Then again, it doesn’t help that Cleveland has never trailed in this series… again, another factor the Bo Sox can understand.
Toronto will try to take a page out of the Red Sox playbook, starting Tuesday afternoon.
Boston is the only team in major league history to win a series after trailing 3 games to 0, and they were managed by now Indians skipper Terry Francona.
I’m not saying the Jays are going to do that, heck, they have a better shot at getting swept.
But Toronto can’t win this series unless they win today, and then Game 5, and so on.
By the way, the whole Bauer bloody finger thing and the Jays’ dim playoff hopes remind me of the great Monty Python and the Holy Grail skit.