|Jon Jay of the Cardinals collides with Carlos Ruiz of the Phillies in the top of the 4th inning of Game 2 of the NLDS. Jay was out on the play.|
Sunday, October 2, 2011
The Doldrums of a Dodger Fan, Watching 2011 MLB Post Season Play
I know I'm late with this, but i have honestly had a hard time getting enthused about baseball following the end of the Dodgers final game last Wednesday. For the second consecutive year, MLB post season play began, and I don’t give hoot about who wins it. Though there are Dodger connections all over the place, it’s just hard to get excited about this pack of playoff participants, (now say those last four words really fast 5 times in a row).
Ron Roenicke, Kirk Gibson, Randy Wolf, Russell Martin, Rafael Furcal are a few names that come to mind with some Dodger ties. But their participation isn’t enough to get me to pull for their teams over others.
Gibby’s a Diamondback, plain and simple. When the Dodgers and DBacks had a war of words and brushbacks a few weeks ago. He made it known quite simply that he’s a snake through and through. Roenicke is so far removed from the Dodger organization, that its hard to believe he ever was with us. Wolf was a Dodger for two seasons, no more. Furcal, I can’t help but root for, but it could be argued he’s more of a Brave than a Dodger. Then there’s Russel Martin. A promising future star that fell off the map in regards to his progression. And he’s a Yankee. How can anyone root for the Yankees?
So as far as pulling for someone because of their Dodger ties, It’s kind of tough. I don’t really care at all who wins. At least if the Giants were in it, I could root against them, but we don’t even have that.
So, here’s to competitive, intense, fundamentally sound, pure baseball. I’m hoping there are some close exciting games and that the umpires are able to call fair contests and keep the controversy out of the game.