The second half is just now beginning to feel magical like the first half did. Now that everything’s settling in my fickle head, I think the Lee move is potentially a juggernaut for reasons three:
1. The obvious stuff: Glaus down, Lee in.
2. Subtracted Lee from the Cubs so we don’t have to face him in his hot streak.
3. The Braves are going on the road. The bad road trips have got to be in their heads by now. If we can catch a no-Lilly, no-Lee Cubs team feeling a little down and just blow them up in either a sweep or a dominant 2/3 series win featuring some offense, it might be just the thing to get them over the road hurdle mentally.
And so much of baseball is mental. C’mon, Braves. Knock this road trip out of the park. 4-2 or 5-1. Do it up. The Phils are into their 24-games-in-23-days stretch. If we can pressure them now… they might give just a little.