I seriously want to kick Buddy Boy and ESPN/Fox and too many media journalists very VERY hard.
DAMM I am tired of games that start waaaaayyy too late because of stupid, worthless, crappy pre-game stuff and lasting waaaaaayyy too long because of stupid, pointless interruptions and waaaaaayyy too long commercials. I want my kids to be able to watch the WORLD SERIES and I want them to be able to watch it live. AND I don’t want them to stay up until 10:30 or 11 PM on a school night.
DAMM I am tired of hearing how this WS is the worst EVAH and won’t get no ratings and is SOOOOOO boring and there’s NOOOOOO storylines.
What we need is to replace the above with a couple of Mamis. You see, we deal with humans who don’t never wannaaaaaa. You know, Ida wannaaaaaaaaaa, Ida Like ittttttttt. And, of course, NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO. So when we want our younguns to eat something, do something or say something, we very VERY quickly learn that there are ways and ways of getting kids to do something – even WANT to do something.
So you do NOT tell your kids – this food is horrible – it smells bad and tastes worse and you hafta eat it – ha ha ha HA HAHHHH!!! You do NOT tell your kids – you hafta go to the pediatrician next week and she is gonna give you 3 BIG shots and they are gonna REALLY hurt. A LOT. And remind them of this every 3 minutes.
And likewise, the delay in the start and the elongation of the duration of the World Series is foolish – it doesn’t increase interest or excitement. It causes restless channel surfers to look elsewhere during the interminable 4 minute commercials. What, exactly, is the point of the boring 37 minute pre-game blather?
Why is it that media continuously talk about the PHILLY and TAMPA fans instead of BASEBALL fans? What is the point of trying to insist that only local fans could possibly care about the Championship? Decrease viewership? Or moan that there is no good gossip (see MannyBManny; see Joe Torre Come Back; see The Curse get broken. Oops, sorry, that one’s been thoroughly crossed out by now. Unless it’s the gotten the Cubs’ goat…)
As much as I detest professional football, I must note that in their championship game, very little attention is paid to the names of the 2 competing teams – and the game is not even played in the city of either team. And it doesn’t matter, does it?
So why has MLB/Fox/ESPN hammered it home to viewers that games without Yankees/Cubs/Mets/Red Sox shouldn’t be played because they aren’t worth watching?
Then they complain about the low ratings?
And fact is that Game 4 shouldn’t even have been played – starting at 10:10 EST? No wonder no one was watching. And Game 5 shouldn’t have been started either – what – Buddy boy couldn’t take a look at weather.com and see the same radar the rest of us can? (And yeah, when the ball is too wet to be caught or thrown, the game needs to be stopped – even if Bud has decided to re-write the rules on the spot…) It isn’t exactly the first time that deluges have delayed the Series and in fact, the famous 86 Boston Game 6 with Carlton Fisk waving the ball fair was played after a 3 day rain delay.
But now that bout everyone has sullenly grumbled – why watch – well, is it any wonder that not many are?
So Inning 6 Game 5 will (hopefully) resume tomorrow night after a long boring Obamathon.
Could Buddy Boy and MLB mess things up any worse?
I almost want to put this mess out of my misery.
And yes, I know very well that the second it is ovah I too, like another famous Texan, will stare out the window and wait for spring…
Well, actually, not totally. I’m going to resume my Astros discussions starting with a look at evaluating the moves of Ed Wade this past year. You know, Ed Wade. The guy who was responsible for the Phils getting to the Series this year even though he’s been gone for 3 years…