Magic Jewball

all signs point to no



Filed under : Baseball
On October 24, 2010
At 1:30 am
Comments : 8

I never thought the Yankees would win the World Series. When they beat the Twins, I was kind of shocked, what with the way they had played the last third or so of the season. But the moment you know there’s no baseball tomorrow and there won’t be any more for another four cold months is grim indeed, I don’t care who your team is.


8 Comments for this post

  1. sarpon says:


  2. tami says:

    This is why I don’t have a professional team. I just can’t take the disappointment.

  3. Elena says:

    I have gotten to the point where I’m happy for no off season sometimes. It’s so stressful, some years I’d rather just not deal with it. Every other year works for me. Now I can watch a couple of innings of a post-season game and enjoy it for what it is, not lose sleep, not caring [much] who wins or loses. Though I really really wanted the Reds to lose in first round, and the Phillies and Yankees [sorry] in the LCS. I like to see different teams get a chance. I think you like just the Yankees and not baseball in general, Becca, so I understand your side of it, too.

  4. Becca says:

    Tami, that’s how I feel when my team loses. I wish I didn’t even have a team! But then the new season starts and….

    Elena, that’s true, I think. It’s better to know in a way and not have that agony of sudden death. I do like baseball and I plan on watching the World Series. But the difference between baseball and tennis for me is that I could watch any two people playing tennis and not care who wins and just love seeing beautiful points played. But with baseball, I have to be rooting for someone or I just don’t care (I am rooting for SF, btw). I think you like baseball like I like tennis.

  5. Lisa aka Nutz says:

    That’s exactly it. I feel at odds knowing there’s no more baseball for me…for months. Down in the dumps, actually.

    It’s an investment when you watch 162+ games.

    I’ll watch the WS but with no stake in it.

  6. Elena says:

    I do like baseball like you like tennis. I usually pick one side for post-season when mine isn’t in it, but there are times when I want both to win. Like this year. Slightly leaing toward Texas because my father is from that area of Texas [long before they had a team,he grew up a St Louis fan]. But I don’t dislike SF either. They haven’t won a Series since the year I was born. And of course, never for Texas.
    I do get wistful when my team is out of it, but when they have a rough year as they did this season, sometimes it takes til December to get that feeling back. It was a very frustrating 162 games this year. Only 1 more win a month would have gotten them the division title. As Nutzi said, it really is an investment. I sometimes wish I could make myself not care so much.

  7. Beth says:

    I just pretend I’m only paying attention to hockey this year. Or whatever sport where my team isn’t mathematically eliminated yet.

  8. Becca says:

    Lisa, it really is an investment. On the other hand, if you’re, say, an Orioles fan, it’s more just… I don’t know, the love for the game? Because you know you won’t be getting any payoff.

    Elena, yeah, sometimes it’s better to be totally out then come thisclose and lose. Maybe always.

    Beth, I’d go for the Olympics. You only get your heart hurt every two years. Plus, we always win!

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