My accidental blogging vacation (read: I was sleeping all weekend and forgot to write anything) is over and the playoffs and their pumpkin/cinnamon/cranberry scent are gaining steam. And yes, making me hungry. All things considered, it’s going pretty well, from my perspective. As it stands:
Milwaukee leads series again Arizona, 2-0
Verdict: Very good! Awesome! Fantastic! And other words of a blissfully affirmative nature.
Philadelphia is tied with St. Louis, 1-1
Verdict: Well, whoever wins this, can get crushed by the Crew in the NLCS. Ideally, that would be the Phillies. (Picture: Braun going 3-3 with 3 homers against Cliffy.)
Tampa Bay and Texas are tied, 1-1
Verdict: Texas has momentum now. It’s only going to get better from here on out. Repeat that 100 times and then come back to me, okay?
Detroit and New York are tied, 1-1
Verdict: Good. Because this is a good matchup and one that makes me question my loyalties for (nearly) every waking moment. So a tie means more good games. And more indecisiveness on my part. Decide for yourself if that part is good. Jorge Posada’s triple- by which he proved my belief that age only matters if you’re wine or cheese or something- certainly helped the Yankees cause in my eyes. Doesn’t he just rule?
I would give this whole thing so far four and a half stars, except for the bizarre start times. I am sorely tempted to write Bud Selig a new post-it, demanding that he change the start times so I don’t continually miss the beginnings of games, but I am trying to spare y’all. You’re welcome.