We may not care, but somebody does. I really don’t know who I’m rooting for, and may not until there’s a key moment and I realize that I was pulling one way or the other. On the one hand, I usually pick the American League team by default. On the other hand, Verlander, FK that guy. Plus, I still have a hard time thinking of the Astros as an American League team. Back when I was a boy I had Joe Morgan’s Colt 45’s card – hey you kids, get off my lawn!
On the other hand, ex-A’s Suzuki and Doolittle are good guys to root for. But if I see one shot of Brett Cavanaugh in the stands…even just knowing that he’s cheering in front of his tv may be enough to derail that. I’m just hoping to see some great pitching and just enough timely offense to make it entertaining.
In the meantime, some good news from the AFL to get us excited for next year.