Before I get into this, I need to let you know that I’m not a baseball fan. It’s boring.
Now don’t get me wrong, I did attend a game at Norfolk’s Harbor Park to watch the Norfolk Tides play a game this year. Just one. And the great seats a couple of rows up on the first base line behind the dugout were free. What can I say?
Just before the game started my wife grabbed a bunch of hotdogs and sodas for us to munch on, but it was just too hot for the little ones. We left after I scarfed down a couple of dogs and some soda. I think there was one out in the first. So much for their first game.
Oh yeah, the World Series. So is anyone actually going to watch it?
They’ve got the Tampa Bay (Devil) Rays against the Philadelphia Phillies. The team that had the worst record in baseball last year, versus the losing-est team in baseball history. That sounds exciting….
In 2006, the Tigers – Cardinals recorded the least watched Series. Last year’s edition with the Red Sox and Rockies was the second least watched Series.
You probably expect me to predict this year will be the third least watched, but you’d be wrong. I predict this Series will rank as the least watched of all. I know it breaks that two year pattern, but it’s just that bad.
If FOX Sports was dead, it’d roll over.
I won’t turn the Series on for one second. Not once. Not unless I’m scanning channels and happen to hit that one, but it’ll be so quick, time spent there won’t count. Besides, I’d rather watch bowling. Archery. Even quilting has to be more entertaining than the World Series.
The games take forever, too. I’m a busy guy, after all. I don’t have time to sit down and watch a seven hour baseball game. We just planted some grass seed, I need to watch it grow. The leaves are changing colors, so I thought I’d watch the whole process from beginning to end. We found an old plow wheel buried in the yard, I hung it on the shed and want to watch it rust.
So much to do, so little time for the World Series.