The Greatest Last Day of the Season… the Worst First Day of the Post Season

After a mindbogglingly amazing (if agonizing for Red Sox fans) finale to the season, I thought “Man, if this is what the playoffs are going to be like then October is going to be incredible.”

Well if tonight was any indication of how it is going to unfold, then this post season will be the biggest let down of anything that didn’t have Kingdom of the Crystal Skull in the title.

Yeah it was cool that Matt Moore had his second ever big league start in the playoffs and he dominated the Defending American League Champs. But guess what? The game was a snooze fest.

And off to New York for the best game 1 match up of the year and we get one inning… and rain.
Enough rain to call the damn game.

Enough rain to make Verlander vs. Sabathia into Nova vs. Fister.
Enough rain to make the Yankees and Tigers waste their ace over one inning.

If the rain was that bad in the second, why start the game in the first?
Is this the 2008 World Series all over again?

The thing that made me pick the Tigers for the Division Series was the idea of Verlander pitching twice. I expected him to go deep in each game… deeper than one.

Personally I would start Verlander in Game 2.
Make someone do a double take to see him starting Game 1 and 2 of the playoffs.

I better see some closer games and closer inspection of the weather report tomorrow.
It’s supposed to rain tomorrow. I hope they don’t get 2 innings in and push it to Sunday.

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I had questioned why the Nationals and Dodgers needed to play a double header, especially with the Dodgers traveling cross country.

Evidently mother nature agreed with me.

Game 2 was rained out.
The Dodgers get out of Dodge. I guess it will be only 161 games for the boys in blue.

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New Sully Baseball Video – "Clear Skies… Empty Stadium"

In the latest video (made with my wonderful wife, Lisa) I wonder why baseball is playing in cold weather cities in early April while San Francisco and other fair weather parks sit empty.

I am sure there is a reason… just not one that makes sense.

(Also special thanks to Debbie for making this video. Visit her site.)

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