Trying to Light a Fire Without a Match
If you haven’t seen the Legends trilogy (the interviews were started after WS#1 and kept going until after WS#3) you should check it out. One thing I noticed was that each year there was someone(s) providing excitement and energy— Huff, Torres, Pat the Bat, Uribe, Scutaro, Pence, Pagan, Panda, Ross, Juan Perez, Morse etc… the list is long.
I know most of that video series related to the post season and that, by nature, is going to contain and generate energy. But when I watch this team this year I am not seeing any energy. I’m watching a collection of guys who are trying to be professional and stoic and trying not to panic. But I’m not seeing any energy or excitement. Even in the list above, there are 2 guys on it who used to be an energetic shot to the team (Pagan and Pence) but I’m not getting that from them this season.
Overreacting? Possibly. I’m not sure how much energy any team has in the middle of August. But it just feels like there is no magic in this season. It feels empty.
Maybe the series vs The Dodgers will get us going…..