Tonight begins one of the most anticipated World Series’ in our lifetime. Not necessarily because of who is playing but rather who ISN’T playing. My poor little social media life couldn’t have handled a Yanks vs. Cubs World Series. No way, no how. So tonight as I settle in and drink an IPL (Lawnmower Lager from Baderbrau) I will enjoy this series almost as much as 2005. Thanks for saving my world Justin Verlander.
Can you imagine how the press would have ramped up the coverage if it was NY vs CHI? Oh my God. Talking about HISTORY. America’s Teams. Lapping at the balls of Aaron Judge, tossing Anthony Rizzo’s salad. And even though he was 2 for 26 during the playoffs, Javy Baez would be talked about more than a guy who actually deserves the praise. It would be vile folks. Kyle Schwarber would be mentioned in the same sentence as Babe Ruth and that is fucked up.
A Yankees vs Dodgers series would have been awful as well, but that wouldn’t have fucked up my world as much. The East Coast vs West Coast rivalry would have been renewed but with Judge and Kershaw leading the coasts.
Wanna know how bad it got in Chicago? I had ZERO idea that the NFL season had even started because we were being force fed Cubs stories. I saw several shows giving the tour of the Cubs clubhouse, talking about raising beer prices, Joe Maddon rambling about rules that suck when they go against his guys, ALL while they were getting SPANKED by the Dodgers. EVERYONE still thought it was possible for the Cubs to come back from 3-0 to win the series. Clearly most media outlets were more focused on their next story rather than the story that was developing right in front of them. Which was the complete annihilation of the Cubs.
Now that the Cubs are out, and the Bears have won 3 games, holy hell we are a BEARS TOWN NOW! Bulls suck (so bad that they beat up each other), the Blackhawks will make some noise later when the Bears are out. We don’t get that excited about early season hockey here, unless we are celebrating a Stanley Cup victory.
So thank you Houston Astros – Official Sidechick Of The 108 – for knocking down the Yankees. Thank you Los Angeles Dodgers – Eh, Whatevs – for demolishing the Cubs 11-1 in Game 5 so we Sox fans could remember (and rub in that loss) using the EXACT RECORD the 2005 team ramped up on their way to a World Series title. Enjoy it folks, cause that will be us in a few year with any luck. Can’t fucking wait.
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Go ‘Stros! But still a BIG F U to this guy!