There are those who believe that Cleveland is a twisted warren of misery and sadness, and that's before you even get into the history of their professional sports teams. They are perhaps, riding a bit high right now, with regional hero LeBron James getting the Cavaliers into the NBA Finals.
So does that mean that the basketball team is currently using up all of the good fortune, or that their good karma will somehow spill over to other teams, like the Indians, whom the Orioles play again tonight? Obviously, all of this stuff is nonsense anyway, just the desperate grasping of humans to try to find order in a chaotic world.
Karma has nothing to do with Ubaldo Jimenez pitching tonight, though there is something poetic about him returning to Cleveland. I mean, I guess there is? He was really only there for two and a half years and he was only good for the second half of the last of those years - regrettably, just enough to convince the Orioles to give him a contract.
Ubaldo has not been good this year. Cleveland's Danny Salazar, who is starting this mid-afternoon contest, has been quite good. On paper, there is an obvious outcome, but in reality, anything can happen. Maybe some of it will even be good for us. Probably not, though.