The reason I am writing today is because a lot of people, knowing my hatred for both the NY Yankees and the Boston Red Sox as an Indians fan, have wondered who I would root for in this ALCS matchup. Although it has been extremely cruel, my answer has been "I would root for a mid-air collision of the team planes." Now, I have decided that, while funny, that answer is much too harsh and I don't honestly wish for any of the players involved to perish. Who knows? Maybe when they are a little further over the hill and their prices come down, they might be able to play for the Indians. So, no death to the players.
I have decided who I will root for in the series. While I was sitting at El Rodeo mexican restaurant with my roommate Todd last night for a cheap and satisfying dinner that keeps on giving if you know what I mean, the solution to my problem with this series struck me.
Who do you root for when you despise both teams involved in a series? Well, you need to think about some of the reasons that you hate the teams.
Is it the players?
Partially. I mean Pedro Martinez is infuriating because he is not only good, but really incredibly arrogant. As far as Yankees go, I always thought Paul O'Neill was a crybaby and would have been called out for being one if he played anywhere else but New York.
Is it the stadiums?
Fenway park is NOT a great place to watch a game because of the comfort levels, or lack of comfort levels, and with an out-of-state driver's license you need to be 30 years old to drink. Maybe that is the state's fault, but I will blame Fenway. Plus it loads the stands from the front so every sum-bitch who wants a beer ends up walking in front of you all game long. Yankee Stadium is where they started throwing souvenir bats at Albert Belle in '96 or '97.