Who cares about being third in your division when your AAA team is the World Champions baby!?! Okay, so it’s not that big of a deal but c’mon it’s still fun. The Sac-town River Cats took down one of the Evil Empire’s farm teams last night 4-1 for their second consecutive AAA title.
Nothing beats minor league baseball (except maybe playoff Major League games). You get all the craziness of a professional baseball game mixed with the zany antics of the minor league entertainment. And how can you be upset when you’re watching a team full of guys try to pull of the Magnum P.I. look? Well, most of them. I think Denorfia just looked more like a dirty Matthew McConaughey. And that’s saying something when you think a guy looks like a dirty version of the guy with the best line in Dazed and Confused.
With the big club struggling this year we’ll take our excitement wherever we can get it. It was fun to watch the game on ESPN last night because I legitamitely knew 6 of the starters due to their time in the Show. I also can’t get over how Brad Knox looked like a huge version of Daluerio (see his pictures from his time at the Super Bowl last year for Deadspin). It was uncanny.
Overall, a fun night. The Cats taking a championship and the A’s beating the Angels in a game that didn’t matter to anyone. Gallagher pitched well for the A’s and everyone did well down at the AAA level. Now, let’s get Rodriguez up and entertaining next year. We’ll finally have someone who can throw as hard as the back third of the Tigers bullpen. Until then, enjoy the games, enjoy some brews, and most importantly, if you know how I can get chest hair like the Magnum himself e-mail me pronto.