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Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Post Mortem

The Major League Baseball regular season came to an end Sunday.   My days as a rabid fan are long gone.  However, I do catch a few innings now and again.  Today, a few thoughts.

I know you can't win every year, but it continually saddnes me to see what's become of Kansas City, Pittsburgh, and Baltimore.  These franchises were once the cream of the MLB crop.  This year, all three finished in last place-- again.  The Pirates haven't had a winning season in nearly 20 years.

The Oakland Athletics came close to finishing at .500, and that's a major feat in and of itself.  Management spends very little on players.  Attendance is awful.  I'm never in favor of people losing their jobs, but contraction here wouldn't be such a bad thing.  Less is more.  It's time to dissolve the franchise.

It's nice to see the Cincinnati Reds back in the playoffs.

It's great to see the Atlanta Braves make the playoffs in the last season for retiring manager Bobby Cox.

In only its second year, the MLB Network really does a solid job in covering the sport.

FOX and MLB announced the Saturday evening World Series game will start BEFORE 7 pm.  It's a good thing.  I know TV wants games in prime time.  Unfortunately, that often pushes the end well past midnight, and that's not a good thing.

It looks like there will be come good post season match-ups.