Play Ball !!!

Unless you don’t follow MLB at all, you know that the playoffs are happening. It’s October after all.

I was happy to see, a few weeks ago now, that the Red Sox defeated the Yankees and sent them packing. Any night that sees the Yankees eliminated is a good night, in my books. In the NL Wild Card, the Cardinals had one job – eliminate the Dodgers. I didn’t think it would happen and sure enough, it didn’t. Sigh.

I am a Houston Astros fan. People bug me about that because of the cheating scandal and what not. Well, guess what – I wasn’t involved with the scandal. I have been a fan since the late 90’s, and I am not changing allegiances after 20 some years. I am also a fan of the Colorado Rockies, but we won’t talk about them, they don’t play after the end of September.

Anyway, the Astros likely got the easiest draw in the playoffs, the White Sox. They dispatched them in 4 games, so that was good. The games were fun to watch, well, except where the Astros got blown away, but, give Chicago something to feel good about. Their manager is in his 80s (isn’t he? he’s ancient, anyway), so give him some good memories. He should have stayed retired.

The Red Sox met the team in the AL with the best record and I honestly didn’t give them a shot at winning. Well, they shocked us all and won. Nice job. That stamped their ticket to play the Astros in the ALCS.

In a series that I couldn’t have cared less about, the Braves and Brewers met in the NLDS. I watched one game that the Braves won 3-0 and I completely understood why some people say baseball is boring. In the other NLDS, two teams with 100+ winning seasons met, the Dodgers and the Giants. I had my hopes pinned on the Giants to knock off the team I hate the most. They didn’t do it, they lost in game 5 and the Dodgers are again in the NLCS, like a bad rash, they just won’t go away.

Last night, the Astros hosted game 1 of the ALCS and it was thrilling. The Astros came back (from a 3-1 deficit) and won the game 5-4, they even gave up a home run in the 9th to make it all the more nail biting. It’s going to be a great series, I am sure. Tonight, the Braves host the Dodgers. I am hoping, beyond hope, that the Braves can win, but, I am not holding my breath. We’ll see.

I am predicting an Astros – Dodgers World Series, a repeat of 2017 (was it that long ago?). At any rate, it’s been some good ball and some awful ball. Looking forward to the next two weeks.

Play Ball !!!

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