My only real concern about the World Series was that we were going to be watching a Phillies/Yankees series…again.Â Amazingly, the baseball gods decided not to put us all through that…again…and we get a Giants/Rangers World Series.Â You won’t hear me complaining.
I can’t imagine that Fox Sports is too thrilled with this matchup but, really, screw ’em.Â Baseball fans get to watch two absolutely deserving teams play it out and we get spared all the hyperbole that surrounds any Yanks or Phillies game.Â For the first time in a while, I don’t have a team to root against.Â I can just enjoy the games for what they are.Â I’m looking forward to that.
I honestly don’t have a real preference here.Â I like the story the Rangers have.Â Never been to the World Series, only won two playoff games ever at home, they’re fans seem devoted and loyal…not much to dislike there (I am aware that my dislike of Josh Hamilton is not shared by most of the baseball watching public and I’m not letting it really affect how I feel about the Rangers in the World Series.Â We’ll see how long that lasts).Â As far as the Giants go, aside from their attachments still to Barry Bonds, I have no reason to root against them either.Â I am genuinely happy that Javier Lopez is getting another trip to the World Series and there are a lot of likable players on the team.Â Their fans seem pretty devoted without being jerky as well.Â Javi really is what tips the scales for me.
Go Giants!Â (But, really, the Rangers winning won’t be the worst thing to ever happen.Â It feels so weird to REALLY not care which team wins.)
I hope it goes 7 games.Â We need the season to be stretched out as long as it can.
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