I don’t mean to take anything away from the Marlins. They had a great post-season, going through the Giants, the Cubs and the Yankees before walking away with the Championship. And they won those series – no one gave them anything. But I just wasn’t able to get into the World Series this year.
Maybe it was because both the NLCS and the ALCS were so good this year. Maybe it was because we ended up with a relatively unappealing matchup given the options present at the beginning of the playoffs. And maybe I’m still not used to the late starts now that I’m on the East Coast. But I never got into the World Series and didn’t stay up for the finish of a single game.