Thursday, October 08, 2009

Baseball playoffs: where I stand.

So long as the Red Sox are in it, I'll root for them. Spousal loyalty and all that.

If the Sox fail to make it to the Series, I'll root for the National League team, unless that team is the Dodgers, in which instance I'll back the Designated Hitter League team, even if that team is the Yankees.

Update: The Yanks trashed the Twins in the ALDS opener Wednesday, and yesterday the Sox fell 5-0 to the Angels, which my wife, using convoluted Bay State logic, takes to be a good sign. Meanwhile, in the Real Baseball League, the Phils went one up on the Rockies, and the Cards, doing their best Mets impression, blew it on an error and lost to the Dodgers. So far, so bad.

artandsoul says, anyone but the Yankees. Twif says, if the Sox are eliminated, he'll return to repeated viewings of Harold and the Purple Crayon.

Second update: I hadn't considered the possibility of an Angels/Dodgers Series. Perhaps I should check Netflix for availability of Harold and the Purple Crayon.


  1. Good! It's good to have a complicated system with back up plans, and contingencies anticipated.

    However mine always ends "...but no matter who the other team is I'm not rooting for the Yankees."

    For old reasons, not all the new ones people are coming up with.

  2. red sox. if they get knocked out, it's back to endless viewings of "harold and the purple crayon".

  3. truth be told, it's a bit of a blessing that we've got west coast games for me right now. as much as i try to indocrate the wee lad, my will to impose baseball on him crumbles in the face of "da-dee? harold!"

    yeah, i'm a sucker.