It’s baseball, so I watch, but there’s nothing really compelling about this World Series. No real hook for me, and it has nothing to do with the Mets not being there.
Does anybody else feel the same way?
I love baseball and I love the Mets even more. I watched most Mets game during the season and watched every inning of the Mets postseason.
I’ve yet to watch two innings of the World Series – Tigers v. Cards does NOTHING for me as well. Throw in that I’m still devastated that the Mets lost and you can count me as one of the many who will catch the series via Sports Center highlights.
There’s a reason why this series has broken all-time lows for TV ratings.
To James ….
You’re right. Usually there is some kind of hook that grabs you and makes you watch. Just that it is baseball has me tune in, but I’m not glued.
Last night I turned over to watch Boston Legal.
Here’s a thought. Maybe if the games weren’t on so late the ratings might be a little better. It seems all MLB and the networks care about is if they are watching in California.
The Mets are my team. if they dont play i dont watch. I could care less about other teams. I only wish other teams evil when the mets play them otherwise i couldcare less.
Top 10 Reasons Not To Watch, some independent some related, in no particular order:
1. Still bitter about the Mets;
2. I forgot just how invested you get in a team – emotionally and financially (i.e., $8 beers at Shea, tickets etc…) – so almost by necessity I can’t watch. Need to exhale.
3. Still traumatized by that bloody red thing growing out of Scott Spezio’s chin so I refuse to subject myself to it any longer.
4. David Eckstein is a hobbit. And hobbits frighten me (see point 1, I told you some were related).
5. Joe Buck and Tim McCarver.
6. Can’t look at the obnoxious, vanilla crowd in St. Louis. They may or may not be the “greatest baseball fans” blah blah blah . . . but they sure are the whitest.
7. Is there anything more disturbing than blue haired old midwestern ladies wearing those fake red Spezio soul patches?
8. Kenny Rogers once punched me in the stomach then stuck a knife in my back and then twisted it.
9. Larussa wears his sunglasses at night.
10. Non-pudgy Pudge.
There are a few compelling reasons to watch.
1. In the hopes that Albert Pujols will trip on his shoelaces.
2. Maybe, just maybe, the Tigers will wake up.
#6 there are some very pretty blondes out there so i dont have an issue with that.
#8 are you a photographer :)
you maybe right about #4.
Hobbits throw really well.. and can hit too..
I dont thiunk i willever like a hobbit again. unless of course the Mets grab him.. Hey John. tell Minaya we want the hobbit!
ggrrr i officially truly dont like The OC blog. why i bother looking is beyond me. he is such a Yankee fan it aint funny..
OK. I confess. I was switching back and forth between The Game and Dancing with the Stars. The live music is great and Emmitt Smith has got better moves than anyone at Busch Stadium.
I still watch. It’s the World Series, but the start times annoy me even though i stay up late anyways.
To Larry …
The games need to be over by 11. They don’t need to start these 8:19 pm. They need to start them at 7:30 pm or no later than 7:45 pm. Must they bleed every last dime. It’s their show. Tell the networks we’re starting at 7:30. if you want to be there, great. If not, we’ll find somebody else to broadcast it. Based on the crap that’s on TV these days, it’s not like network TV has any better options.
Other than Law and Order and the Simpsons I agree. At least they haven’t gotten as bad as what ESPN did with the Giants-Cowboys game Monday night.
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