As far as baseball in concerned, to true fans of the game, this is the best time of year. The playoffs tend to give us some of the best baseball and the most interesting games of the year. This time we have some perennial powerhouses (St. Louis, Atlanta), a recently-developed powerhouse (Los Angeles), sentimental favorites (the two traumatized cities of terrorized Boston and bankrupt Detroit), a constant contender (Tampa Bay), and appealing underdogs (Pittsburgh, Oakland).
I am pulling for the Cardinals. They are consistently outstanding year after year after year. They seldom make mistakes, come through in the clutch, and keep coming back. At least they have always been that way when I would watch them torment the teams I have followed lately (the Milwaukee Brewers, the Washington Nationals). [Read more...]