Maybe Next Year

This post is about baseball. If you couldn’t care less about baseball, please feel free to skip this short post. I promise I won’t hold it against you.

The Major League Baseball season is over. Well, it’s over for the teams that didn’t make the playoffs. Like my favorite team, the Boston Red Sox, and my two local favorites, the San Francisco Giants and the Oakland A’s.

The Red Sox ended the season dead last in the American League East, 21 games behind their arch rivals, the New York Yankees. And yet, with a 78-84 record, there were 13 teams across both the American and National leagues with worse records, including the Oakland A’s, which lost 102 of its 162 games this season.

The Giants, who won 107 games last year, managed to finish at 500 this year, with an 81-81 record. But even though they ended in a third place finish in the National League West, they were a whopping 30 games behind their arch rivals, the Los Angeles Dodgers, who had the best record in the Majors this year, with 111 wins against only 51 losses.

So, with the post-season playoffs about to get underway, which teams will I be rooting for? Yawn, who cares? All I can say at this juncture, when it comes to the Red Sox, the Giants, and the A’s, is “Maybe next year.”

15 thoughts on “Maybe Next Year

  1. Marilyn Armstrong October 6, 2022 / 2:08 pm

    At least they ended the season with a 3-win victory. They didn’t lose EVERY game. Just most of them.

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    • Fandango October 6, 2022 / 5:48 pm

      Thanks. It was tough watching the Sox unraveling this season.


      • Marilyn Armstrong October 6, 2022 / 8:17 pm

        Garry gave up and was grinding his teeth. I turned off the channel that carried the games. This way, he only heard about them in the news. He thinks John Henry has lost interest in the team and I think he’s right. Teams need management behind them or they sink.

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  2. Gr8BigFun October 6, 2022 / 2:31 pm

    All I know Fandango is my playoff bound #NextLevel #BlueJays owned the #RedSox this year taking 16 of the 19 meetings including a 28-5 drubbing in July. The worst runs against total in a single game in franchise history. I wish we could have played all 162 against them! Next to my Jays winning it all I can only hope the #Yankees fall hard and quick in the #ALDS.

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    • Fandango October 6, 2022 / 5:50 pm

      I’m not a Blue Jays fan, but I HATE the Yankees, so I, too, hope they fall hard.


      • Gr8BigFun October 6, 2022 / 7:08 pm

        Well if there is one thing that brings all baseball fans together it is HATRED of them damned #Yankees.

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  3. Geoff Stamper October 6, 2022 / 10:48 pm

    C’mon, root for the Mariners. It’s their first playoff in 20 years and they have never even been in a World Series.

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  4. Marleen October 7, 2022 / 11:48 am

    I know there used to be a cardinal “emoji.”

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  5. leigha66 October 13, 2022 / 6:21 pm

    I just asked my echo dot if the teams were picked yet and she told me no… don’t suppose the Chicago Cubs have a shot at it? I usually try to catch a little of the Series, but that is about all the baseball I watch. Sorry your teams are out of the running!

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