In case you sneezed, the World Series is over.
Personally, I watched about 9 innings total. I always intended to watch but something always came up. Tonight, I started watching and in between innings, I flipped around to see what else was on when I came upon “Smokin’ Aces” on Cinemax. I ended up watching that instead. I don’t even like that movie but I watched it instead. Luckily, it ended before the game did, so I was able to see Jonathan “wassup baby!?” Papelbon.
This is the fourth World Series in a row to not see a game 6. Aside from that fact, I’m not really sure what these four have in common. Off the top, I thought that it was the difference between a 4 game and a 7 game CS. The Rockies were red hot this year, then sat down for a week and got demolished. Last year, the Tigers were red hot, then sat down for a week and got demolished. In 2005, the Astros went to 6 games with the Cardinals while the White Sox only went to 5. And in 2004, both the Red Sox and the Cardinals both went to 7. For what it’s worth, both the Yankees and Marlins went 7 in 03.
So why is this happening? I don’t know. All I know is that for the past four years, the World Series has meant one thing to me: We’re only 4-7 games away from the Hot Stove Season. And that’s kind of sad.