Why I'm Rooting for the Yankees and Cubs to Make the Playoffs
by Scott Long
There has been an absence of baseball posts here. While the complete meltdown of the Chicago White Sox hasn't helped, the 2007 season has been pretty anti-climatic since the middle of August. The only divisional race that has any intrigue is in the NL Central, where staying above .500 seems to be all that is needed to make the playoffs. The Wild Card races don't have the drama that seemed so promising in July.
So here is my dilemma. I have 2 teams that I consistently root against. The Cubs and Yankees. I love baseball and want it to have compelling storylines in October. Since it doesn't appear that there will be much positive momentum going into the playoffs, I think the non-baseball junkie is going to need the Cubs and Yankees to really get connected to the game.
Let me note that as soon as the playoffs start, I will be in a full-blown mode throwing down my biggest hate vibes at these teams. Oh to see the Cubs fans fall short again, it is almost orgasmic. Watching the Yankees continue to play the role of the biggest bully on the block (Matt Dillon) getting it handed to them by the Chris Makespeace's of the world is a sport all into it self. So bring on the Cubs and Yankees. I'm willing to risk them winning it all, as the 2007 playoffs need the boost.