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The World Series

Posted: October 28, 2010 in MLB, sports opinion, World Series

The World Series are the Super Bowl of MLB.  That’s a far statement but not totally truthful.  You see, the Series isn’t a spectacle that people gather in bars, clubs, and homes to watch even if they aren’t watching. No one wonders where am I gonna watch the Series.  No one watches for the commercials.

 

See what gets eyeballs on the Series, is some compelling overarching interest.  That is instant whenever the Yankees are playing.  Love ’em or hate ’em, you’ll watch the Series if the Yankees are in it.  Unfortunately the Bronx Bombers of the New House that Steinbrenner (with generous help from NYC tax payers) built aren’t there.  That’s fine because at least the Phillies…wait they aren’t in it either.

Now MLB and FOX have a problem.  The NBA season starts in two days with some reasons to watch.  The NFL is already running Sundays like they own it (check the Nielsen’s they do).  So now the MLB (and FOX) are gonna serve up an uninteresting Series with the only two stars people will be halfway interested in watching are pitchers who will be able to pitch at best 3 times in the series, and that’s on limited rest.

Unless you’re from Texas or SF, you probably don’t care about the Series.  That’s the problem.  Where this problem becomes real is next Sunday.  The NFL is serving up (in primetime) the Steelers fresh off a controversial win against the Saints who got curb stomped by the Browns.  That is the Series’ Game 4.  The only way Stank-0 can see himself watching Game 4 over the Steelers vs Saints is if there’s a chance of a sweep. Stank-0 don’t even know the NBA schedule but can imagine there will be a smorgasbord of games.

MLB and Commissioner Selig, a word of unsolicited advice.  It used to be called the October classic for a reason.  The NBA and NFL seasons have long established that October is when both kick into high gear.  It would be in your best interest to wrap up the Series in early October.

It just looks like at times.  Take the just-finished World Series.  This is what Stank-0 said before it started.
So dear readers, who you got and in how many games. Right here and now, 6 games…NEW YORK YANKEES!

Yup, you guessed it.  Stank-0 had it right on the money.  *Going to play his numbers* 
 
Since the Yankees won, there has been unprecedented hate like it was Obama or something like they didn’t win it straight up.  Stank-0 is a mild Yankees hater, very mild, but MLB needed the Yankees to win. 
Think about it.  People were actually talkin about the World Series in the midst of the NFL season, die hard fans notwithstanding.  That doesn’t happen often.  The Bronx Bombers being there was the main reason, the other being can the Phillies repeat? 

Sure we can hate on the Yankees for outspending everyone in baseball, but that’s the system they are operating in.  If they change the rules (unlikely) then things will be different. 

Honestly, for most of America, baseball season is a fill-in until the NFL starts back up.  My NFL season is effectively over so…the World Series was a good distraction from the horror of watching the 2009-2010 Chiefs play football.

In any case, CONGRATULATIONS TO THE 2009 WORLD SERIES CHAMPION YANKEES!  

PS.  Again they ain’t even won good and they gettin pimped, pic courtesy of Eastbay.

Let’s play ball

Posted: October 26, 2009 in MLB, World Series

Finally the Yankees have dispatched the Angels to advance to the World Series to face a well rested Phillies team.  Stank-0 had a feeling they would close out at home.

A-Rod has finally been playing some ball during the PLAYOFFS!  Keep it up and you have can have some hardware that is a bit more blingy than your MVP trophies.  Speaking of which, isn’t Rodriguez pretty much a lock to get another MVP?  At some point it will be called the Rodriguez MVP trophy he has so many.

To the Angels, take comfort in the fact that you were punching above your weight and prolly shouldn’t have beaten the BoSox like a drum to get this far.

So dear readers, who you got and in how many games.  Right here and now, 6 games…NEW YORK YANKEES!

Phillies got rings, so that hunger isn’t there.  Yanks’ last ring is about 10 years ago…they been bleeding, sweatin, and dyin to get back here.    

Jayson Werth Howard Smith/US Presswire
That’s what the Philadelphia Phillies are thinkin right now.  Having bested the Dodgers to advance to the World Series for the 2nd straight year.  It’s like deja vu all over again (no Yogi)

The Phillies have been clutch all season long, and City of Brotherly Love needs something to cheer about. 

Assuming the New York Yankees advance to the World Series, who ya got?  In how many game? 

That’s gonna be alot of offense on the field if when the Yankees beat the Angels.

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE 2 TIME NATIONAL LEAGUE CHAMPION PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES!  Good luck in the World Series!

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