Had a whale of a busy August-September, so couldn't spend much time on the threads. But things now leveling off a bit, just in time for playoff ball with no Home Team involved.*sniff*
So, just wondering---who do you really, really, not want to see go another round, and especially would hate to see stinkin' up the Series? There are polls around and stuff, but how about reasons behind the hate? Did an Astro once run over your dog? Do you suffer from arkoudaphobia? Do you still hate John Denver and all things Colorado because your girlfriend made you get that haircut like his back then?
I'm going to open with the low-hanging fruit. Da Yanks, and Da Red Sawks--Because they're who they are, for starters, with all the $$$ in the world to cherry-pick free agents. But mostly, and most infuriatingly, because of their obnoxious, imperious, entitled fans. Nothing better than to stick it to 'em, especially in their own yard, and watch those ninnies whine and cry.
(Sidebar-- the famous recording of Bobby Thompson's "shot heard round the world" was recorded by a Dodger fan, who started taping because he wanted to hear Giants announcer Russ Hodges cry.... Well, he cried, alright, in a slightly different way.)
So there you go- In the heirarchy of my hate, also go the Astros, cuz they're from Texas, land of gerry-mandered nut job politicos. And the Dodgers, cuz my ex-who-done-me-wrong and I used to live near the Stadium and go to lots of games together. And the Snakes, because Joe Arpaio and Jan Brewer.
Full disclosure:I lived about 4 blocks from Wrigley for all of the 1990s- so I favour the Cubbies. Or theTribe, cuz they're our division pals.
Edited by David HK, 05 October 2017 - 06:52 PM.