The opening game of the 2010 World Series between the Texas Rangers and the San Francisco Giants is halfway over as I type this. The game is on, but I just haven’t cared as much as I have in the past years. And I think Redleg Nation has hit on the reason why/
After the Reds were eliminated from the playoffs this season, I found that I just couldn’t get excited about watching someone else’s team fight for a championship. My team should be playing these games!
Isn’t that the truth.
Sure, the Philadelphia Phillies made the Cincinnati Reds look silly in their 3 games in the National League Division Series. But it really wasn’t that hard to see the Reds making a run at things. A couple bounces for the Reds here, a complete lack of defensive implosion there, and things could have been different.
After the regular season of baseball is over, I’m always disappointed that there won’t be any more baseball until the next year. I’m always left wanting more. But this time, I wanted the more even more. The Reds were good this year. And they’re going to be good next year, with the legitimate possibility of being better.
How can I care if it’s the Giants or the Rangers that win their first World Series title ever when I’d rather it be the Reds?