As the Division Series gave way to the League Championship Series, my mood worsened. I was hoping for one (or both) of the Los Angeles teams to advance to the World Series so that I might actually care who won. A Yankees-Phillies Series was the last thing I wanted to see. Wasn't there some way that they both could lose? I was still watching, but I had to root for the Phillies. I wouldn't (couldn't) root for the Yankees if they were playing the al-Qaeda All-Stars.
A clash of the cretins indeed...
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Keith Olbermann had a segment on his Countdown show the other night -- "The Nine Smartest Plays in World Series History." (I can't find the video on his show's page; the link goes to Olbermann's baseball blog.) These are the smart, heads-up, small ball plays that are often overshadowed by the big home runs (although one of the plays is a home run -- on the list because of the scouting report that the player, Kirk Gibson, remembered). Although my Braves got burned by one of the plays and the top play was made by a Yankee this past Sunday, it's a good list.
So now, in a postseason that has habitually failed to go the way I would have liked, the Yankees have won it all. Hideki Matsui was named the Series MVP after knocking in six runs in the 7-3 clinching win. I guess I should have used a live chicken.
What a revolting development -- the Yankees have won and another baseball season has come and gone. There's a chill in the air and winter will be here before you know it.