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Twins-Yankees Game 1 live blog/chat

Oct 7, 2009, 5:42 PM EDT

  1. Corey Kendall - Oct 7, 2009 at 6:53 PM

    This is response to Celzic’s article about baseball “needing” a Yankees-Dodgers World Series.
    1st off, of COURSE a Yankees-Dodgers World Series would be a great matchup. Not to mention Joe Torre’s imminent return to New York as Dodgers manager, eager to seek a little revenge vs his former club. Problem is, Celzic, I don’t think the Dodgers are going to make it. Not with Chris Carpenter & Adam Wainwright starting for St. Louis, & not with Albert Pujols & Matt Holliday in the middle of the Cards’ lineup. Unless Manny goes off on the Cardinals’ pitching, it could be over early for La-La Land.
    Celzic, did you watch the game in Minnesota on Tuesday?? Were you even remotely excited watching it like I was? Oh right, you DON’T CARE about any of these teams anyway. Yeah, let’s just forget about these other teams because, according to you, nobody is supposed to care about anything in baseball outside of the Yankees & Red Sox. It’s all about attracting “casual fans”, & TV ratings & celebrities, that’s all that is supposed to matter. Is this what it all boils down to now? We’re not supposed to care about the World Series anymore unless the Yankees are playing, because anything less than the big-market Yankees in the Series is unimportant in baseball? Get REAL. If Baseball is supposed to rely on your “dream” 7-game World Series scenario to happen every year from now on, just to attract any celebrity attention, TV ratings, or “casual” fans, who probably won’t care anyway even IF the Yankees are playing in the Series, then something is seriously wrong here.
    I myself would enjoy a Minnesota-St. Louis Series myself, especially if it unfolds much like it did back in 1987. You’re saying that people wouldn’t care about the Twins making one last storybook postseason run in their last year at the Metrodome?? Because there wouldn’t be any Yankees-Dodgers 7-game drama, & those “casual fans” probably don’t even know where Minnesota is, you won’t get your “precious” TV ratings, you’re celebrities might not be watching?? TOO BAD. Whomever makes it to the Series deserves to be there, whether you big-market folks, celebrities, or “casual fans” care or not.
    So, Celzic, why not just scrap the rest of the teams & just put the Yankees in the World Series every year, how’s that? If that’s the only way for celebrities & “casual fans” to watch, & to attract those precious TV ratings of yours, then there’s a serious problem with everyone’s attitude about the World Series nowadays. Apparently, it’s just a regional event now, we’re not supposed to consider it a “big-time” event anymore. If it’s not the “glorious” matchup everyone wants, then we’re not suppose to watch or care about it, right?? Is this what the World Series has become now?? Nobody wants to watch it anymore because certain teams are not playing?? What next, you want the World Series to be cancelled because you think no one will watch anymore?? The World Series means NOTHING to you anymore, right Celzic??
    I do hope we have a great Series REGARDLESS of who is playing Celzic. Got that? Good.

  2. Henri - Oct 7, 2009 at 9:43 PM

    The important thing to remember about any potential matchup is the teams’ uniforms contrast. I’m so glad the A’s aren’t making the palyoffs like they used to because the colors were dreadful. The Dodgers, Cardinals & Red Sox look fine against any other color. Frankly, most people think the Yankees pinstripes are too formal for a game. The Phillies caps look like the old Braves caps. The Rockies need a new design to take advantage of the high altitude in Denver.
    Is there any truth to the rumor that Jeffrey Luria is requiring the Marlins to buy their uniforms next year?

  3. Germaine - Oct 7, 2009 at 9:49 PM

    The inconsistency in the length of the players’ trousers is driving me mad.

  4. alan - Oct 8, 2009 at 2:32 AM

    Wow, your an angry man Corey. Chill out and see if the twinkies and Cards can do it on the field.

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