Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Looking Ahead to Next Season...

There's been one question that has overshadowed the entire baseball playoffs. No, not if God will keep the Colorado Rockies loss-free this postseason, or C.C. Sabathia finally pitching a big game for the Tribe, or even if Coco Crisp, Dustin Pedroia, or Julio Lugo will even attempt to get on base for the Red Sox during this series.

Here's the whopper that has effectively glossed over the entire MLB postseason:

Will Joe Torre get his job back in the Bronx?

George Steinbrenner, a guy who at this point might be completely comatose and frozen over like Walt Disney, might be using the Joe Saga to draw attention to the Yankees in anticipation for the 2008 season. Seeing how he's worked over the past 20 years (my lifetime), there's no way I can put it past him. Unfortunately for baseball fans, the 2007 Season hasn't ended yet. After many years and events, I have finally come to understand why fans around the world love to hate the Yankees.

Just look at the city of Cleveland. Cleveland has a baseball team, a squad that hasn't even tasted a complete season of victory since 1948, in the process of shellacking an overrated Yankee team...and your town's biggest sports hero, Lebron James, shows up IN A YANKEES FITTED CAP!

Granted, we know that the Yankees have dominated paraphernalia sales over the last decade (thanks, Jay-Z!) and are clearly America's team in the sport. But, do you really, REALLY want your legend-in-the-making to rock a cap in support of the visiting team?

Right now, the Indians are in the process of dismantling a sturdy Red Sox powerhouse, but the newspapers, journals, and the WWL are talking about Joe Torre, Mo Rivera, A-Rod offseason plans, and even Derek Jeter's trysts in his hotel room.

Like any other Yankee fan, I'm worried about our offseason acquisitions, but let's stick initally to the playoff picture, overanxious copy editors...


No comments:

Post a Comment