Monday, February 16, 2009

2008 The Year in Review (Sports)

The 2008 Superbowl was one of the best I've ever seen. Here was a true case of David vs. Goliath. The heavily favored New England Patriots were humbled by the underdog New York Giants. The former New Orleans Saints quarterback can now say that he has TWO sons with Superbowl rings after Eli Manning's courageous effort.
In baseball my favorite team in the senior circuit and my favorite team....period, The New York Mets had their third consecutive collapse in the final stages of the season. Although once again even though they had a heartbreak season it did have it's bright spots. The amazing resurgence of Carlos Delgado at the bat and on the field. Mike Pelfry had an incredible winning streak as he established himself as a bona-fide starter. For 2009 it appears as if The Mets have done something about the inefficient bullpen with the acquisition of baseball's most successful relief pitcher Francisco Rodriguez and the Mariners set up man J.J. Putz.
My favorite team in the junior circuit (and the only team I root for outside of the New York area) The Cleveland Indians made a surprising 3rd place finish after spending a substantial part of the season near the bottom. The power just disappeared, no 300 hitters. Cliff Lee picked up the slack after Cy Young award winner C.C. Sabathia sought greener pastures in Milwaukee and eventually with the Yankees. Lee was the only 20 game winner and he had the lowest E.R.A.