People always seem to complain that the media is too Red Sox/Yankees obsessed (even though they are the two most popular teams one practically the only teams that get any kind of national ratings.)
But if I weren't a Red Sox fan, I'd probably agree with them.
So let's take a look at the other match ups in big league baseball... you'll find there is reason to watch games in places other than the Bronx.
KANSAS CITY vs. BALTIMORE
The "We were good in the late 70s and early 80s" Series.
CHICAGO vs. DETROIT
The "I Swear, we both won pennants in the last 5 years even though you probably forgot about them" Series.
PHILADELPHIA vs. PITTSBURGH
The "Battle for Pennsylvania" Series... make that The "Incredibly Lopsided Battle for Pennsylvania" Series... or the "I Can't Believe The Flyers Are Still In It And The Penguins Aren't" Series
MINNESOTA vs. TORONTO
The "If This Were The Early 90s This Would Be A Match Up Of Recent World Series Winners" Series
TAMPA BAY vs. CLEVELAND
The "Average Age Of Our Players Is 22" Series
MILWAUKEE vs. CINCINNATI
The "Lousy Central Pick By Sully for 2010 vs. Lousy Central Pick By Sully for 2009" Series
ARIZONA vs. FLORIDA
The "We Both Beat The Yankees In The World Series Last Decade" Series
NEW YORK vs. ATLANTA
The "I Swear This Used To Be A Heated Rivalry" Series
COLORADO vs. CHICAGO
The "If The Rockies With The World Series Before The Cubs Then Cub Fans Will All Be On Suicide Watch" Series
TEXAS vs. LOS ANGELES (Of Anaheim)
The "Last Time the Angels will be BEHIND the Rangers All Year" Series
ST. LOUIS vs. WASHINGTON
The "Can You Believe This Is A Match Up of SECOND PLACE Teams?" Series
OAKLAND vs. SEATTLE
The "Did we BOTH Really Think We Had A Shot Against The Angels?" Series
SAN DIEGO vs. SAN FRANCISCO
The "Can You Believe First Place Is On The Line?" Series
LOS ANGELES vs. HOUSTON
The "Bad Divorce vs. Bad Management" Series
So there you have it... there are great series up and down the dial. So if you don't want to watch Red Sox/Yankees, flip around and quit yer belly aching.
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