Jason Whitlock On ESPN: ‘If The Cubs Are 10 Games Ahead Of The Giants With 10 Games To Go, I’m Still Betting On The Giants’
Have you noticed that Jason Whitlock has been great on Pardon the Interruption? No? I guess it's only me then -- I find him refreshing, informed and willing to voice an unpopular opinion that's based on logic, not ratings-grabbing buffoonery (see: Stephen A. Smith, Skip Bayless).
Also, he's likable. Not once have I seen him and wanted to throw a wine cooler at the TV (again, see Stephen A. Smith). Oh, and he's funny. On today's PTI, to co-host Bob Ryan: "I don't walk by a mirror when I'm undressing."
Also on today's PTI, the two discussed the big four-game series between the Chicago Cubs and San Francisco Giants which begins tonight in Chicago. The Giants (59-48) are a half-game ahead of the Cubs (58-48) in the wild-card standings -- SF 2.5 back of the first-place Dodgers in the NL West (the Cubs are 10 back of the Cardinals in the Central). So the series is kind of big, and here's what Whitlock said about the Cubs' chances:
"Let me say this, if the Cubs are ten games ahead of the Giants for the last wild card spot with ten games to go or even nine games to go, I'm still betting on the Giants, because it's the Cubs. Maybe they'll deflate some baseballs and get stripped of victories or something. The Cubs ain't making the playoffs."
Incidentally, I always recuse myself in any debate on whether the Giants can be considered a dynasty, but it was interesting to hear Whitlock say that they're not getting any respect. Quote: "What do they have to do? The Giants are what the Yankees used to be." Holy cow.
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