Although I shouldn’t be, I’m enjoying the MLB playoffs this year without the Mets. I think the reason why is because I expected the Mets to be in the playoffs in 2007 and 2008. Obviously, I had no such delusion this season.
Keeping up with other Mets fans has been interesting on my Twitter account. I haven’t seen any of us hoping that the Phillies take the series over Colorado. But I have seen some Mets fans hoping that the Yankees can go all the way.
I just don’t get that… I suppose it’s possible for a casual fan to be a “New York” fan. That’s what I’m attributing it to. But I could never see myself hoping the Yankees get another World Series championship. Enough is enough. If you’re a Mets fan hoping the Yankees go all the way, comment below about why that is. I’m curious to hear your opinion.
It’s funny that I don’t consider myself a baseball purist. I used to, but I don’t anymore. I like the wild card, a lot. But I’ve never liked the American League game. I can’t stand the designated hitter. It reduces that strategy of a game by at least half. I just find it hard to get into the game after watching thousands of NL games.
Not liking the AL game hasn’t stopped me from liking the Angels though. They always seem to have a solid, competitive team. Mike Sciocia does a great job and they play the closest thing to an NL-style game. So they’re the team I’m pulling for this year. It certainly isn’t the Phillies or the Yankees.