Thursday, September 22, 2011
My Yankees clinched a playoff birth yesterday. No big deal. We’ve been doing this for years now. I’m not going out and buying a case of Busch Light cans or anything. It’s because I expect the team to be here every season. Unfortunately, the Yankees winning kind of has a negative to it since it helps Chowder Nation. I would love for the Rays to come back and snake that wild card spot. That would be absolutely delicious. Commenter Jeff deserves to be embarrassed. I can think of nothing more perfect than the Red Sox spending October at home. Remember when they traded for Adrian and signed the worst free agent in sports history (even worse than Pavano)? Jeff was thinking something like an 8-peat. Drew was handing them a title. Dut was sticking both of his fists up his rectum. I’m sure that Drew will do the research at some point today to prove these statements true. The bottom line is that spending all of King Midas’s silver doesn’t guarantee you anything. I know from experience.
Man, I really hope that the Sox blow this. That fanbase totes deserves some humble pie. Did you see the cover of the new ESPN Magazine/Rag that’s dedicated to all of the Boston sports champions of the past decade? UGH! The 90’s called and they said “GAG ME WITH A SPOON”. Between Tigers fans and Boston fans, America might be jumping on the Yankees bandwagon by default.
To finish things out for today, I’m going to do something that I’ve never done before: ask for the opinion of Tigers fans. The AL is pretty much guaranteed to “go through” NYC. Detroit and Texas are pretty close (within a game, I think) for the 2 seed. Which would you rather have?
A. Home field advantage against the wild card team
B. Going to the Windy Apple
Now, IN MY PERSONAL OPINION, I believe that you will end up as the 2 seed. Which would you prefer?
B. Tampa Bay
That’s not an easy question. Both teams have dominating top 2 starters and shaky bullpens. John Lackey is a gash but at least he has a playoff track record unlike the Rays young guys. Ellsbury and Desmond Jennings are both sick. The Sox probably have a better bullpen (barely but at least it doesn’t feature Farnsworth) and lineup, but the Rays always seem to just make enough plays to be annoying. TB also feels like a team that you would rather play in a 7 game series than a 5’er. So what say you, Hillbilly Handfishermen? I guess all of you intelligent Tiger haters can chime in with who you would prefer to see them get knocked out by. The correct answer to that question is "it does not matter" though. But you've got to admit, it would be pretty sweet to read my stuff if the Yankees send them packing.
I still stand by my story that I’d rather face Texas in a 5 game series. And I still stand by Ivan Nova being a legit #2. He might even be ELITE. Definitely not overrated. Whatever, I'm working on a better post for tomorrow.