I can’t ever recall not watching a playoff series in my lifetime, but I have no interest in the NLCS 2007 edition. Look, I don’t begrudge the 2 teams achievement, but this series just doesn’t engage me. I really don’t like the D-Backs, as they are an expansion team which has already won a world championship. Phoenix is a city which has a dubious interest in their club, since so many of its residents are snowbirds who follow their past home first. The Rockies are a better story because of the mile high air battle which has been at the center of the team’s history. I hope they win, but this series is bad for baseball, as 2 small market, expansion teams are going to bring little interest to casual fans who know nothing about them.
In the comments section, please offer up what you are doing or watching instead of the NLCS. Are you watching The Office, Survivor, or Grey’s Anatomy? How about catching up on the new season of Dexter which is in your DVR? Maybe you are hitting basic cable going with AMC’s Mad Men, Bravo’s Top Chef, or the Travel Channels’ No Reservations with Anthony Bourdain? Strange as it might sound, you might not even be in front of TV, but instead reading the latest Chuck Palahniuk’s latest novel or catching Springsteen on tour. I will be doing comedy for a bunch of animals in Rockford, Illinois, so I will try to live blog that as well.
Oh and if you are really into the game, go to Bad Altitude, as Mark’s site is one of the best baseball blogs on the web and deserves your traffic.
I have gotten quite a few emails in regards to Frank Caliendo’s spots during the baseball playoffs. I am still a writer for the NFL on Fox sketches, but I had nothing to do with the promo spots for his new sketch show. I thought the spots were really funny, but even constant commercials for Jessica Alba in a new movie can get old after too many viewings. Oh and if you got tired of watching so many spots about the Frank show, just think how maddening it could have been if they were for the Frank Thomas show. Big Hurt not good in studio. If you want to read Frank’s thoughts on the subject, check out his blog.