Wednesday, October 29, 2014

It's All Over

So the Giants won. Just as I predicted. The Oligopoly remains intact. Before the playoffs began, I knew which teams had a chance, and which ones didn't, because I understood how the Oligopoly works. For me personally, this is my ninth straight World Series disappointment, and my fourth straight rerun championship. And people wonder why I'm so bitter about this game.

Oh well. It's all over now, and I can move on with my life instead of spending time loving a game that hates me.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Gearing Up For Another World Series...and the Inevitable Result predictions were just a bit off. I did all right predicting the early rounds, but I got both pennant winners wrong. I sure underestimated the Giants and Royals.

I'm not going to waste my time doing much analysis of this World Series, since it's a given that the Giants are going to win. I predict five games tops. The Royals have been a streaky team all year, so they're due to cool off soon. They have the look of one of those fun, memorable teams that doesn't quite win it all, while the Giants are a member of the Oligopoly, so the end result is a foregone conclusion. Still, I'll tune in, just to say I've seen the Royals play in the World Series. Given the size of their market, and how much broke right just for them to get this far, it's possible we won't see them here again for another 29 years.

Hats off to you, Royals. I've enjoyed watching your run, and the fans in Kansas City should always cherish this. It's just not destiny, because you're not one of the privileged big-ticket franchises that gets to win the World Series. I would love to be wrong on this, but I don't think I am. Take comfort in knowing that in the future, this one will be just another Giants title, while it'll be a legendary season in Royals lore. That has to count for something.