Great show once again, guys. I know that last night’s game sucked, but all Monday games have sucked this season.
As I was listening to the show yesterday afternoon, I came up with my own “good sign” for the week — actually, it’s for the season. It’s the health of this team. The team that’s on the field now is the same team that was on the field on Opening Day, with the good exception of Chipper’s presence in the lineup now.
Look around our division, and that’s something the other teams are lacking. Phillies and Washington are beat up, and now the Dodgers are without Kemp for a while. Do we think that this team would be where it is if we lost one or more of McCann (like Nats’ Ramos), Heyward (Werth), Kimbrel (Storen), Freeman (like Phils’ Howard) or Uggla (Utley)? I’m glad that we don’t have to face that — current, hopefully non-serious eye problems with Freeman notwithstanding.
And on this note: I think the games over the next 2-3 months are especially important, given that the other legit teams in our division are hurt. I’d much rather have a comfortable lead when those injured players come back than have their returns be the added boost that gets them over the hump.