Niko Rivera and I have a very playful joking friendship. While his team lost a few bowlers from the optout, Rivera swore to me that they have a ton of depth and that this is going to be a better team than the ones that made the playoffs.
This is an impressive start to that. Of course, Rivera’s 767 is impressive also, but so is Jackie Mintz’ 730, Alex Vargas’ 658 and Gilbert Rivera Jr’s 649.
The ‘Crew get a 646 from Gerald Evangelista, but that won’t beat what the Tribe brought to the party. They lose while the Tribe’s feeling of empty nest syndrome may disappear sooner than later.