Well, its that time of year again and I'm a little excited.
I'm finding myself excited over the prospects of the Red Sox playoffs and the Patriots kicking ass week to week regardless of the stupid "cheating" charges.
The year after the Sox won the World Series, I threw my glove into the rubbish upon learning of Johnny Damon's signing with the Yankees.
The team that has bought the playoffs; the trips to the World Series...and every player that would sign for "Mo money." I hate the Yankees. They epitomize everything that is wrong with baseball and everything that stands for "anyone can be bought for a price!" Yay, capitalism - at its finest. May be okay for you - but not for me.
But I got over it. I guess. After refusing to watch a single game last year. I got over it.
And to make things a little better, the Indians are in it. I loved the Indians throughout the 90's. They built the "Jake." They built a team with no name rookies and old veterans. It was about the game and team. I loved watching Orel Hershiser. Washed up? Nah. Loften, the Alomars; and my fave, Omar Vizquel. Big Thome.
But baseball is a business. Sucks, eh? The ever fabulous farm teams were depleted in favor of trades and deals to keep their playoff hopes more secure. They still managed to maintain a payroll that was less than one quarter than that of the Yankees. The Fucking Yankees!!!!
Whoops. Did I say that out loud?
So last night was cool. In the first game of the Indians vs the Yankees, the Tribe whooped them 12 to 3. And Kenny Lofton is back!
And then the Pats!
Sorry Jess - you poor San Diego fan. Come East, girl!
And poor crying loser, Eric Mangini. Wah! We lost because the Patriots stole our signals. Wah! They beat us 38 - 14. I am too great a coach for that to happen to my Jets!
And then the Pats went and beat and beat the Chargers at 38 - 14 as well!
Coincidence, I ask you?
And the Bills, 38 - 7.
And the Bengals 34 - 13.
Next!!! The Cowboys on 10/14. Should be good.
The Colts on 11/3. Nail-biter.
The rest looks like a cake walk.
Did I say that i was a little excited?