that there could be no playoff baseball in October this year in New York. Of course the Yanks & Mets aren't done yet, but it's going to be a tough month & a half for both teams. BTW, if that does happen, I guess that's one less thing the Rangers to compete with come October. There's still football, but at least the Rangers may have a bit more spotlight on them.
Good I can't stand baseball, it's too slow. Having said that though I think the slowness of the game really makes the playoffs better. Thats when you really hang on every pitch and the slowness makes it more dramatic. I only like baseball during playoff time. Who can sit and watch 182 straight games of that stuff during the season though?
Hockey is number one for me
Football is number two
So my favorite time of the year is right around the corner and I can't wait. Sundays will have meaning again!
I'm a huge Yankees fan and honestly, I don't think they are making it. They are too damn inconsistent, they've been decimated by injuries, their starting rotation has holes and they are refusing to gain any ground on the Red Sox and Rays despite each team having significant injuries too.
There's a stretch coming up with 9 games against 3 mediocre/bad teams (Royals, Blue Jays, Orioles). They need to win about 7 of them. If they finish this stretch with under 5 wins, the season is over in my opinion.
As for the Mets, they are too inconsistent themselves and their bullpen is abysmal. I don't think they have the type of lineup to hang with a team like the Phillies and even if they make the playoffs, I don't like their chances against a team like the Cubs, so they probably wouldn't be in it long.
The only way the Rangers would get any kind of october attention is if they race off to a 2006-2007 Buffalo Sabres-esque streak. Anything less than that will be dwarfed by which restaurant Brett Favre chose to purchase lunch at that afternoon.
but, on HF theres more people who really like Hockey than people who really like baseball
Thats why I'm here. My friends wonder how I became more into the Rangers than the Yankees and how I no longer care that much if we fail and/or Boston succeeds. (Although I still secretly hate Boston doing anything remotely successful.)