I love baseball. I’m also a big fan of the Boston Red Sox, though after having one of the worst Septembers in the history of baseball, they are not in the playoffs this year. This makes me sad, but like I said, “I love baseball.” I will continue to watch baseball throughout the World Series, despite my favorite team not qualifying to be among the contenders.
For some reason, I still need to have a sense of pride and I need to pick a team to support. Eight teams are in the playoffs, the Yankees, Rays, Tigers, and Rangers in the AL and the Phillies, Cardinals, Brewers, and Diamondbacks in the NL. Of those teams, the Rangers, Rays, and Brewers have never won a World Series. I’m a fan of the underdog and parity, so my allegiances start with one of those three teams. Now the Rays just booted the Red Sox out of the playoffs, so to hell with them. Maybe I’d root for them a little more if they actually had fans, but they don’t, so too bad. If they make it to the World Series I may change my tune, but until then I have nothing to offer.
That leaves me with the Rangers and Brewers to root for, who are conveniently in different leagues. So my dream would be for them to each win their respective leagues and face off in the World Series. That seems like sort of a cop out, plus if they do meet in the World Series, I’ll need to side with one or the other. Therefore, from here until the end of the Brewers run in the playoffs this year, whether by elimination or victory, I will officially be on their side. My reasons are as follows:
- I love beer and they are the Brewers
- They have never won a World Series
- With Prince Fielder leaving, this may be the last year they are competitive for a while.
- There is a special place in my heart for Zack Greinke
I also came up with my slogan for the Brewers today: You’re cruisin’ for a Brewsin’