World Series ThoughtsPublished 10:36am Saturday, October 29, 2011
The baseball season officially ended with the Cardinals finishing off the Texas Rangers in seven games of the World Series. It was an interesting Series for me because I was a big Cardinal fan back in the 60’s so they still have a soft spot in my heart but I love Ron Washington which goes back to when he played for the Twins. So it was hard for me to pick a team to root for but I was pulling slightly for the Rangers so I am a little disappointed.
All in all it was a good World Series although I would not call it a classic as some media people have said. Anytime the Series goes to seven games it makes it exciting and since this is the first seven game Series for awhile I suppose it made it a little more exciting.
I don’t like to be nit picking, aw but maybe I do, but it really wasn’t a really well played Series. It had Lots of errors, lots of walks, and some poor managing at times. The sixth game, which some media people are now calling one of the best, was full of all of the above. The seventh game was not exciting at all so even though the media types have said it will go down in history as one of the best, I respectfully disagree.
Now that I have the nit picking out of the way, the Series didn’t lack for entertainment qualities. Some games were close and Pujols had that three homer game and it was heartwarming to see the home town boy does good, Brian Freese, do well and become MVP. Although the infamous sixth game wasn’t a fundamentally good game it was very entertaining to watch, especially for Cardinal and Ranger fans. By the way this reminds me of some media types again saying that if the Yankees or Red Sox are not in the Series that nobody cares. I do not agree with that at all. For the fans of the two teams playing that is an insult and it really is an insult to baseball fans in general. I love watching the World Series no matter who is playing and I work where I talk to a lot of people and most of them talked about the games from the night before. The only ones who say these games are not important are the Red Sox fans and Yankee fans.
The other interesting thing about this World Series is that Nick Punto, not to mention Kyle Lohse, now has a World Series ring. Oh the horror but I guess this is the season of Halloween so freaky, scary things do happen. For someone like Little Nicky Punto getting a World Series ring and guys like Ernie Banks never even getting a chance to play in one, doesn’t seem right. But then that’s what makes baseball so indearing to us all.