Thoughts, lists and other compulsive bits about baseball from comedian filmmaker television producer/Red Sox fan Paul Francis Sullivan....
feel free to call him “Sully.”
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Imagine if this was happening on Labor Day weekend
The Braves and Red Sox are fighting for their playoff lives. The Rays and Cardinals are charging and could pull off the amazing upsets. The Diamondbacks and Brewers are homering their way to potential home field advantage. Matt Kemp is putting on a show to earn the MVP.
It's an AMAZING end to the regular season. And it's happening on a Wednesday at the end of September.
Most casual sports fans have moved on to football. Most parks will be half empty.
Can you imagine if this were happening on Labor Day? Before football has saturated the sports market... before people's attention has wandered...
Can you imagine if people were actually following baseball how big this finale would be?