Originally posted by jrg:
Originally posted by TheRatMan13:
A's, Rays, and Pirates all knocked out of the first round. Three of the bottom five payrolls in MLB.
Red Sox, Tigers, and Dodgers. 3 of the top 5 payrolls in MLB.
Hell no. Best outcome would be a lockout/strike and a World Series cancellation.
You have the 2011 champions with the always annoying "best fans in baseball" BS rhetoric from the national media. No thanks.
You have the 2004 & 2007 champions where the fans cried like pathetic babies when they had a tough end of season loss and ONE bad season for the first time in decades in back-to-back seasons. Not to mention the Boston sports multi-championships since 2001.
You have the Dodgers who haven't won it all since 1988 but did so by humiliating the A's.
You have the Tigers that haven't won it all since 1984 that used their $$$ Hall-of-Famers to scrape by the A's in painful fashion for the 2nd straight year.
There's no one to root for there. Once my team is out I usually root for the team with the longest championship drought, but I just can't root for this Tigers team. And living in LA makes it hard to root for the Dodgers since it will make sports radio around here insufferable.
So.... I'm rooting for Boston for ONE reason only - to get Johnny Gomes a ring.