The playoffs are here! Post-season baseball is the pinnacle of sports. There's simply nothing better. Yeah, my Twinkies didn't make it in this year, but I'm still excited to watch.
I think I've finally figured out who I'm rooting for. In the NL I'm rooting for the Wild Card team. There's a one-game playoff between Colorado and San Diego, but either way I'm taking the winner of that game. The Rockies have underdog all over them, and the Padres have always had a special place in my heart, ever since I found out the name of my first little league team. I guess the Diamondbacks are 2nd on this list. Boo Phillies and Cubs. Way too many people on the Cubs bandwagon.
Being an AL fan, my AL team will be the one I'm rooting for all the way. Unless of course the Yankees or Red Sox make the World Series, and then I'm rooting hard against both teams. Boo teams that spend too much money and get too much attention and focus too much on marketing, etc. Jerks. I like the Angels, and I almost decided to take them as my pick. It's so hard to support the Indians, since they're such an intense rival of the Twins. But I'm going to go with the theory that the Indians winning just confirms the superiority of the AL Central, and therefore they're my pick to go all the way. Go Tribe!
Laura and I played 3 softball games this weekend. I've become a pitcher on my team, which is a very new and strange thing. In softball a bad pitcher can really really hurt a team. But the pitcher isn't exactly a key defensive position, and I don't really feel like I get to play in the field. Defense is probably my favorite part of the game, and so I really feel like I'm missing out. Then again, pitching is a nice challenge, which can be a ton of fun.
Also, very tiring. After one game, I'm not nearly as consistent, and I'm definitely more prone to walking batters. Hopefully more games makes me a better pitcher.
Either way, it's just great to be playing ball.
Buy us some shoes and maybe take us for cola