Okay, let's talk playoffs.
I noticed a little bit of playoff chatter in Daniel's "What Next?" post, so I figure ... why not get a dedicated thread going for the postseason? Then I punched a wall Carlos Quentin-style for not thinking of it sooner. Damn, that hurts.
Anyway, people accuse us of having all kinds of biases at this site, and you know what? They're right. For example ... fuck the Cubs and their woe-is-me fan base. It sure was fun watching them go down in flames last week. While I'm at it, fuck the Yankees and their fans, too. It's the playoffs, they didn't get in, so I don't want to hear about them until Christmas decorations go up. (You hear me, Daniel? Oh, you're so lucky we invited you to write for this site before we knew you were a Yankees fan. **shudder**)
As for me, I'll be rooting for whichever AL team emerges victorious from the ALCS in the World Series. I'll root for Tampa Bay because they built their team the impressive way (through in-house player development as opposed to passing out checks with bunches of zeroes on them). Or I'll root for Boston because, as a beleaguered Pirates fan, it's nice to see Jason Bay playing for a winner. (Beleaguered Canadians can also get away with this.) I was oh so jazzed to see him score the series-winning run during that ninth-inning play-at-the-plate the other day.
Who comes out of the NL, I care not. Although I will admit to thinking that a Red Sox-Dodgers series could be fun just for the Manny hoopla. I think everyone here agrees Manny's a douchebag, but that doesn't mean watching him face off against his old team wouldn't make for a good show.
Want to keep chatting about the playoffs? That's what the comment section under this post is for. Let's go.