But life is all about balancing the scales. If one has to measure a day of much needed rest versus a day of really, really bad picks, then the scales would probably even out. The Fan will take the penance and face the hole that has been dug and climb slowly out of it, correct pick by correct pick.
Here is what Labor Day looks like:
- The Cubs over the Pirates: Lilly versus McCutchen. No, not the centerfielder, another McCutchen.
- The Yankees over the Bay Rays: Now that the Yankees have taken a few days off (it must be nice to just rest your players with that big a lead), Sabathia gets back to business in shutting down the Bay Rays.
- The Twins over the Blue Jays: Trying opposite psychology. The Twin lose when they should win and vice versa. With Manship pitching, they should lose. But they'll win.
- The Phillies over the Astros: Happ continues to try to seal Rookie of the Year.
- The Cardinals over the Brewers: Carpenter is simply amazing.
- The Red Sox over the White Sox: The Red Sox have almost settled the wild card race.
- The Angels over the Royals: The Angels have now won 2000 straight games against the Royals in a row.
- The Reds over the Rockies: The Reds are the hottest team in baseball for some reason.
- The Dodgers over the Diamondbacks: Keep waiting for Padilla to get real. But not yet.
- The Padres over the Giants: Richard will keep making the White Sox look stupid for trading him.
- The Rangers over the Indians: Carrasco is supposed to be the next big thing. But so was Sowers, remember?
- The Yankees over the Bay Rays: Second game of the twi-night thingamabob. Same results as the first.