THE NEWBERG REPORT — APRIL 4, 2007

Hey, the Mavs started their season 0-4.

So watch out, 2001 Mariners and 1906 Cubs. That 116-win mark isn’t safe.

Ugh. That’s all I’ve got in me this morning. I really need a win this afternoon. (Because, you know, it’s all about me.)

There’s a lot to talk about, both at the top and on the farm, but you know that irritating, uncomfortable, tingling feeling you get when you’ve sat on your foot for half an hour or slept on your arm all night? That’s how my baseball brain feels after the last two nights.

So, you know, hold a good thought for me. I’m sure a victory today will cure everything.

The 1906 Cubs had four two-game losing streaks, the 2001 Mariners 11. Chicago even lost three straight one time. Seattle had a four-game skid.

But we’re not talking about Three-Finger Brown’s Cubs or Flip Boone’s M’s. Today it’s about Brandon McCarthy (whose walk total today can be four or five as long as three of them belong to Vladimir Guerrero — an impaling from Vlad would constitute a reprieve at this point), number nine hitter Ian Kinsler’s continued march to the 2007 All-Star Game, and the Rangers’ first hit of the season with runners in scoring position.

Help a guy out.

You can read more from Jamey Newberg at www.NewbergReport.com.

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