The ‘Waiting Game’…

… gets harder and harder as the post
season progresses.

That feeling of anticipation as each game
progresses as you get closer to the final out of each game, becomes a
drug, an addiction, when the game is finally over, if your team wins
there’s that state of euphoria, but it isn’t long before you just want
the next game to start again, you want that feeling of anticipation, you
long for your team to be back out there battling it out for the ultimate
prize in Major League Baseball.

I was not expecting to have to wait till
the 7th day before I saw the Phillies
back out on the field again, both the ALCS and the NLCS
had the makings of being 7 game series.

The ALCS between the Angels
and the Yankees could be just that, with the Angels
winning last night in an exciting 9 innings it has now driven the series
back to New York with the Yankees holding on to a 3
games to 2 lead.

The Phillies
managed to seal the deal in 5 games, taking a 4-1 series win over the Dodgers
in true Philadelphia style, in the 3rd game to be played at CBP
before heading back to LA the Phillies
clinched the NL crown.

So now we have to sit back and wait to
see who we will face in the 2009 World Series scheduled to start
this coming Wednesday. For the Philadelphia Phillies
I am not sure if they have a preference, since home field advantage is
with the winners of the ALCS.

The pro’s and con’s of facing each team
are obviously long, when you consider each teams line-up and each teams
starting rotation, but they’re the obvious points to reference when
looking into reasoning, but when evaluating the pro’s and con’s, in
simple terms it would be better if the Phillies
played the Yankees in the World Series, for 3
reasonable reasons, color, distance and the memories.

COLOR

If everyone in the stands is wearing red
and waving rally towels, it would confuse the players, they wouldn’t
know if it were the pitcher or batter that was being cheered. So we need
a team that wears the color blue
to play against.

DISTANCE

This really is a no-brainer, having to
contend with west coast times during the World Series would make
me very tired each morning. Keeping an east coast timetable and giving
the players a short little trip to New York where the Phillies
have already played this year would make so much more sense.

MEMORIES

It was fun watching the Phillies
at the new Yankee Stadium back in May, I remember the first game,
first pitch, Jimmy Rollins went deep off of AJ, next
batter Utley, AJ threw the ball right at him and hit him
square on the shoulder. The 3 game set went in favor of the Phillies
2-1, but that was way back in May and both teams are a lot different
now. Although with AJ and CC in the Yankees rotation they
both bring back memories when facing the Phillies.

Back to the ‘Waiting Game
although irritating and annoying for Phillies
fans, it is considerably short at 7 days (now down to 4 days)
compared to other NL team fans who are having to wait and see if there
team will have a shot next year.

As for the World Series match-up

it will be, who it will be

 


11 Comments on “The ‘Waiting Game’…”

  1. Buz says:

    History pretty much indicates it will be the Yanks.. so, you get all 3 wishes : ) Plus, I think this will be an awesome and memorable WS!

    Buz – http://buzblog.mlblogs.com/

  2. crzblue2 says:

    Peter,
    Congratulations on your Phillies winning the NLCS. clearly they were the better team. Wish the Dodgers would have made it more competitive so that we would have had more games and you would not have to wait longer. But it was better this way so that your team could celebrate at home.
    .
    Good luck with your next opponent. I hope is the Blue team. I also don’t want to see all red.
    .
    Emma
    http://crzblue.mlblogs.com/

  3. rrrt says:

    Yeah, all red would be too confusing. By the time these games are ending at almost midnight, my eyes and brain aren’t always functioning too well :-). And yes, waiting until Wednesday seems interminable…
    Sue
    Rants, Raves, and Random Thoughts

  4. redstatebluestate says:

    And here I thought I was the only one concerned about two red-clad teams… ha! You Brits sure do value your color combinations!
    –Jeff
    http://redstatebluestate.mlblogs.com/
    http://mtrredstatebluestate.com

  5. Jane Heller says:

    I was thinking of how disconcerting an all-red World Series would be too! I was picturing my TV set bleeding red. But, of course, I hope the Yankees are in it and that you can have your blue-clad opponent as well as the short road trips.

    http://janeheller.mlblogs.com

  6. King_of_New_York says:

    Yankees vs. Phillies: The best team this year trying to take over the crown from the best team last year.
    http://bronx-awesome.mlblogs.com/

  7. ibleedpinstripes says:

    Congrats to your guys once again! It sucks waiting. Believe me, I know. I really hope the Yankees pull the proverbial band-aid off tonight in the Bronx and send those annoying Halos packin’!

    – Lisa
    http://perennialpinstriper.mlblogs.com/

  8. bellafoxx says:

    Wanted to stop by and thank you for your comment on my blog and to congratulate you on your Phillies going to the World Series.

    I too hope the Yankees play the Phillies, for similar reasons as you. One is definitely the distance. I did not think about the color issue since my team is the blue team, which is another reason I want the Yanks to play the Phillies.

  9. twinkiegurl says:

    Congrats to the Phillies an yea an all red series wouldbe confussing
    http://elisha06.mlblogs.com/

  10. heartruss says:

    I’m not sure how they do the blog rankings but you do have a great blog!
    http://catlovesthedodgers.mlblogs.com

  11. redstatebluestate says:

    Get ready for the Attack of the Spankees. Y’all can do this. DO IT!
    –Jeff
    http://redstatebluestate.mlblogs.com/
    http://mtrredstatebluestate.com


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