A postseason without the Mets means we have to pick a team or teams to root for to make our October interesting. Luckily we Met fans have a lot of practice in this so here are BMF’s thoughts on the horses in the 2012 postseason:
Yankees - F-them. Would never root for them under any circumstances.
Orioles - I love the idea of Baltimore finally rising up to challenge the yanks and Sox but I don’t think they’ve got what it takes to win this 5 game series. Although Showalter gives them a puncher’s chance.
Detroit - I like the Tigers. Got relatives in Michigan and I respect their team. Plus I think they can beat the yanks.
A’s - I want to root for the A’s but we all know they ain’t winning a post season series so why waste energy on them?
Reds - I’m always happy to see old skool teams in the postseason. I have no allegiance to Cincy so I’m not rooting for them but they don’t piss me off at all and they deserve some success after sucking for so long.
Giants - Some will say I’m supposed to hate the Giants for leaving NY a half a century ago but I don’t buy into it. I sorta like SF’s team so I can live with them.
Cardinals - Forget them too. No love for St Loo. Great baseball town I’m sure but BMF don’t live there.
Nats - Theoretically I’m supposed to consider them a division rival but we’ve never battled them for anything other than last place. I respect what they’ve done ( built a winner) because it’s something we can’t manage to do and their continued success only makes the Wilpons look like bigger Tools.
So I guess I’m rooting for a National v Tiger World Series.
Although I’ll pretty much always root for the NL I’m not sure I want to see the Nats as reigning champs.
I’m just sayin’