Ohhhhhhh, kids -- baseball playoffs start this week!
First things first (this one brought to my attention by the commercials we zipped past on the YES Network)
: Does anybody for one minute believe that Derek Jeter actually drives any automobile made by Chevrolet? Cause, seriously -- bitch, please.
Moving on ...
Jeeeezus am I glad the Yanks don't have to play the fuckin Angels in the first round. WHAT a disaster, again. I feel like we have a shot against the Cleve, CC Sabathia included (or ok, maybe we'll drop that one, but he and Chien-Ming Wang are about as evenly matched statwise as pitchers can get, so I think it'll at least be a good game).
And more importantly, this series is going to be on TBS!!! Yes, entirely on TBS!!! Watching that interminable angsty Padres/Rockies game last night, I became a true believer in one session.
Because people, I fucking HATE Fox's baseball coverage with a fiery, fiery artery-choking hate. All those fucking WHIRLING! GRAPHICS! WITH SOUND! All those preciously "casual" CELEBRITY! SIGHTINGS! of Fox show personnel! All the fucking useless bullshit short-attention-span, game-ignoring ON-FIELD COMMENTARY! All the Fox SHOW PROMOS taking up half or more of the screen, even when we got a motherfuckin situation
in progress! Not to mention the super-partisan anchoring they always get ("Now, the Yankees, whose payroll topped FOUR BILLION DOLLARS this year, just beating up on the downtrodden, poor old sad-sack beggars, the Red Sox, who can't even afford jock straps for their players, most of whom are recruits from local junior highs and polio orphanages blah blah blah,"), which frankly, does not serve the fucking game -- it's one thing if you're calling it for your own network (YES, NESN, etc) but quite another on a supposed neutral network (which Fox, laughably, insists it is).
The TBS people, Shatner bless 'em, kept it quiet and sane, didn't babble pointlessly, and just, you know, showed the fucking game.
So refreshing, so quaint and charming! My blackened heart-cockles were warmed, y'all.
So, baseball: BRING IT. I can't fuckin WAIT!
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