I’m from Boston, but I am not terribly excited about tonights Red Sox game.
I’ll tell ya why.
The Red Sox are playing the NY Yankees for the championship series of the American League, right? If they win they go on to they will play the World Series. If they win this they are the champions for the first time since 1918.
Sounds impressive. But, lets break it down.
If this series goes 7 games, then they need to win 2 more of the next three to go on to the world series. If that series goes 7 games then they will need to play a total of 10 more games to win.
So, we have between 6 and 10 more games to watch depending on how they do, for the Red Sox to win the whole thing. If it goes 10, all they need to win are 6 games.
Why the fuck am I supposed to care about this more than football?
The Patriots are only about a third of the way into thier season and they only have 10 games left to go before the playoffs. If they win the next 13 or so games in a row they will be the world champions.
Why is everyone so focused on the Red Sox when the Pats are about the same distance away from the championship as the Sox are? The 10 games left for the Sox aren’t any more important than the 13 games left for the Pats.
Basically, Baseball fucking sucks and isn’t half the sport of Football, American Football, Basketball, Golf, Tennis, Bungee-Jumping, or even Nascar.
If you play 160,000,001 games in the season, there is no reason to care about the outcome of them.
runs for cover