Monday, October 12, 2009

3 down, 1 to go...

We have three baseball teams moving on to the next round - the Dodgers, the Angels, and the Yankees (woo hoo!...). Tonight the Phillies and Rockies are playing a game they were supposed to play the other day that got postponed due to snow... I love winter, but I don't think I could live someplace where it snowed in early October. Beautiful fall weather, woo hoo!!

Anyway, Rockies-Phils, currently tied at 4 in the 6th inning, tied in the series 1-1. They'll be the only series that's not a sweep and that will go to a game 4, but tonight is still an important game, as it will put one team ahead and one game closer to the next round. I'm rooting for the Rockies for several reasons:

1. New York solidarity. Mets fans hate the Phillies. Many Mets fans hate Yankee fans, but us New York fans have to stick together. Phillies, boo!

2. I have cousins who live in Colorado. I identify with teams in all ways and manners, and knowing people in the vicinity is one way it works, so extra fandom extends to the Rockies.

3. Every series needs an underdog. There may be some argument that the Angels sweeping the Red Sox is an example of a victorious underdog, but the Angels deserve their spot in the next round. They've been one of the premiere teams throughout the season, and only their inability to ever beat Boston in the postseason earns them the title of underdog - in fact, I'm extremely worried about the Yankees facing them in this next round, which means they aren't exactly underdogs. The Phillies are defending World Series champs, so let's get those Rockies in to the next round - all new blood!

And just cuz I wouldn't be a Yankee fan without mentioning it, congrats to New York for making it to the ALCS for the first time since 2004...although it started being weird to not get to the World Series at the beginning of the 2000s, it's now kinda weird to make it beyond the this is pretty exciting. And even though they swept the Twins, congrats to Minnesota for making the Yankees work for their victories and making them earn their spot in the ALCS. Some teams, no matter how good, just end up rolling over, but the Twins put up a fight and made it a sweep that actually kept me on the edge of me seat and that was actually fun to watch...

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