There’s Hillary Clinton and the New York Yankees. Each has a veteran battle tested team of players along with the ability to make last minute moves by tapping into what seemingly is a endless supply of cash. Each can afford to just play decent ball while the other contenders knock each other out of the race.while they sit calmly on the side. Follow the prescribed message…..say little….do little…even though there are holes in the bottom of their “lineup”…… It may be the only chance they have……
Then there’s Donald Trump and the Houston Astros. Both come out of the box strong. All the talk is about them being the surprise and upset team of the season. But the question is……do they have the staying power to not only compete – but to win it all………….the feeling here is that both will fall and fall hard very soon as the “establishment” competition (read Angels and any other Republican candidate) brings them back to reality.
There’s also Jeb Bush and the San Francisco Giants. Each comes from a pedigree of recent winning teams and instant name recognition. But except for fans in their own camp, maybe people are looking for a a real change and their chances of a repeat are slim to none.
And finally, we have the hapless Mike Huckabee and Chicago Cubs. It’s hard to find two perennial losers like these two but here we go again with promises of a “new beginning” and better things to come. So far, not so much…….for the Cubbies there will be next year but for Huckabee there’s only a chance of seeing him again as a (predictable) commentator on CNN or FOX.
So who are the winners and who will be the losers? Therein lies the mystery and intrigue of both baseball and politics. You never know when someone will catch lightning in a bottle and win the grand prize like the Royals last year or Obama in 2008. Let’s just see how it plays out……and remember……cream always rises to the top.