What a pleasant surprise this fall. It’s been 15 years since I’ve been this excited about playoff baseball. Now, I’ve got one of my favorite teams (Orioles) and future favorite teams (Nationals — yes, the WiseBoy will likely grow up a Nats fan, and I’ll have to give up pointing out they named the team after the airport) in the playoffs. Had the Pirates held on and made it, I bet we’d all be taking a second look at that whole Mayan calendar thing.
It’s been quite a winning baseball drought around here. Check this out.
It’s a good reminder to savor the playoff moment because it could all disappear for a decade or so again. That win over Texas was great, and I’m still hoping for a comeback against the Yankees. The Nats’ chances seem a bit more stable with yesterday’s opening win. The O’s need one win to set up, for me, a Thursday night Couchpocalypse: two playoff baseball games, Steelers v. Titans, and the Vice Presidential debate. The only guaranteed loser looks like sleep.