Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Some Baseball Thoughts

Ok, ok, I know. There will not be a Freeway Series this year. And the Chicago Cubs, yet again, leave their fans in the dumps after being swept right out of the first round of the playoffs. Ditto the Anaheim Angels*. Three and out at the hands of the dreaded Boston Red Sox. Out of nowhere has come the Colorado Rockies and poof! they are in the World Series. And, one bit of good news is that one more win and the Cleveland Indians will dispatch the upstart Rockies after beating the aforementioned Red Sox.
Can you imagine what the television gurus are thinking? Colorado and Cleveland? Zzzzzzz. But, I think it will be a great World Series. Sure, it ain't the Freeway Series that at the beginning of every baseball season I dream of, but the veteran Indians will show the upstart Rockies how it is done. The television people are counting the dollars lost and alleged lack of interest of fans who, allegedly, will not turn to watch because it is not between two titan, east coast teams. Yea, and the Subway Series between the New York Mets and Yankees several seasons ago were real great for the Fox Television Network. NOT!
Anyway, I think that it will be the Indians in six games. And another team that has not won in my 43 years on God's earth will put that to rest. And then the Cubs have to win one and the Freeway Series has to happen and then the good Lord can take me if he wants!
The good thing is that it is about time that it is not the so called big teams of the east in the World Series. It shows that two teams that are not exactly rolling in the free agent market can win and get to the big dance at any given season. And that is what it is all about.
Final thought.

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