I don't know if you've heard about this, but this weekend is the last time Larry Jones and his dumb nickname will play against the Mets in New York ever for the rest of time (unless he pulls a Brett Favre, I guess). I have despised Chipper Jones literally since I can remember - some of my first fully-formed baseball memories are of the 1999 NLCS, because I guess I didn't watch a lot of baseball until I was 11? - so in a way, I'm both glad and sad to see him go. Glad because he's been an annoying thorn in our side for years; sad because when great enemies pass into the aether, the game loses something (at least until the next one is created). I'll miss Chipper, but not that much.
And now: Pick 6, 50-Cent Friday Edition.
Here are yesterday's scores:
So, uh, a pretty good day, eh? Anything over 80 is a good score in my book, and when all of the top five are at or above 65-ish points, you know that's a legitimately good day. The weekly scores are still not working, so I guess we'll have to forgo that again today. Again, I apologize.
My team was pretty decent yesterday, but as usually happens when I actually do well, the other scores were so high that I stayed out of the top five. I only appear to have the ability to finish high on days that everyone (myself included) isn't that good. So it goes.
I keep forgetting that, at least in theory, Josh Johnson is good. I don't know why, probably because of his injury, but he's completely left my mind as a really good starting pitcher. I blame the Marlins. Here's my six for today:
This is definitely my least-assured fifty-cent team I think I've ever put together, but it's certainly one that can put together a huge score on its day. Let's see what you all have.