Like any Cleveland Indians fan growing up in the 90s, Jim Thome is one of my all time favorite baseball players. Always had a good reputation as being friendly, a slugger, wore high socks like […]
Tomorrow is opening day of the 2018 Major League Baseball season. Between opening day and the end of the season in early November, more than 2,430 games will be played. Baseball’s regular season is […]
No one thought Cleveland would win this series. Golden State had had the winningest season of all time. They had won last year. Cleveland was overmatched, didn’t have the depth. It was the best player in the game (Steph Curry) vs LeBron, who’s past his prime, a shadow of his former greatness.
And the series began as many expected. Golden State up 2-0. Cleveland responded well at home but lost a hard fought game four. The series was effectively over. Many expected the team to roll over. In game 5, without Draymond Green, the Cavs dominated. In game six, with Green back, Cleveland wouldn’t be able to keep up. But the won again.
I wish we would be as critical of our president as we are of LeBron James. LeBron gets criticism for having the wrong facial expression. Nevermind the fact that he lead BOTH teams in scoring, rebounds, and assists. And nevermind he had one of the worst supporting casts in NBA final history up against one of the best teams in NBA history. Commentators talk about how the greats find ways to get it done. Oh do they? How many of these greats were playing with a supporting cast like this? Michael Jordan had Scottie Pippen and Phil Jackson for every title he won (and Dennis Rodman for his last three). All Hall of Famers. People set impossible standards for LeBron and then knock him when he doesn’t reach those heights.