Hump day is here - and for the next week we'll be bombarded with news reports of more Boston celebrations, as the Celtics destroyed the Lakers to take the NBA Finals. Watching the Celtics and their fans celebrate on TV and dominate sports center is about as much fun as watching Lifetime. Now that they've won, their fans will be exponentially more annoying (which I doubt is possible, but we'll see). We already know that Red Sox fans are the scourge of the nation.
Not surprisingly, the reaction to the Willie Randolph firing was pretty strong, with the National Editor at Forbes saying that "The Mets put a band-aid on their cancer," while the NY Post pulls a double header with stories headlined Amazing Disgrace and Kings of Queens Act Like Clowns. Yesterday GM Omar Minaya held a press conference to explain the decision and let's just say not a lot of people were buying his explanations.
On the field things didn't go well last night either, as they lost 6-1 to the Angels. My favorite line from the NY Times story - "It was a rare display of togetherness and enthusiasm for the Mets. It also did not last long."
Across town the Yankees have quietly won 5 in a row and 6 out of 7. Last night they beat the Padres 6-0 as Andy Petitte moved past a personal favorite of little Russianator, Ron Guidry on the all-time Yankee win list. PowerED by good pitching and a hot Jason Giambi, the Bombers are showing signs of life and I hate to point this out, but in the Hartford Courant article I linked to above it states - "the Yankees are 18-9 since Rodriguez came off the disabled list May 20."Use that information at your own risk Yankee fans.
In Syracuse news, Rivals reports that Mitch Browning has work to do at Syracuse. In an equally groundbreaking announcement, I'd like to report that it snows in the winter in Central New York. Meanwhile, over at a West Virgina football message board Syracuse's rivals are openly wondering when Mr. Robinson will be canned.