The big problem with the MLB Playoffs
Alex Myers discusses Major League Baseball's exciting—but exhausting—postseason.
Released on 10/14/2019
So the MLB playoffs have been exciting thus far,
but there's one big problem.
The games last way too long, and way too late.
And I'm exhausted.
Why stay up?
Well, fortunately, I'm a fan of the New York Yankees.
You know, the most successful franchise in sports history,
thanks to names like Ruth, DiMaggio, and Costanza.
And good fans sacrifice sleep for their teams.
Despite not getting to bed until after 1:00 a.m.,
I was at the office bright and early on Monday morning.
Talk about showing some serious guts.
By the way, I'm recording this in the office
on Columbus Day.
Isn't this supposed to be a holiday?
What was the point of even learning about him
in school then?
I know, I know, having to stay up late to watch
a baseball game is the epitome of a First World problem.
There are much more heinous things going on in the world,
like my Wake Forest Demon Deacons getting robbed by the refs
on an onside kick.
But someone should do something about this.
Someone like MLB Chief Baseball Officer Joe Torre,
who just happened to be on my train
to New York City this morning.
I bet he didn't even stay up for the entire game.
Actually, he probably did.
The man has Bigelow tea running through his veins.
You know, golf has a slow-play problem too,
but at least when Bryson DeChambeau takes two minutes
to line up a putt, it doesn't affect golf fans' sleep.
In fact, golf's pace can be rather conducive
to taking a nice afternoon nap.
And while certain golfers take way too long, the culprits
in baseball are everywhere, from the pitchers and hitters
who dawdle in between pitches, to the managers who
go through pitching changes like I go through M and M's.
These games nearly take as long to watch
as a Rocky marathon, on basic cable with commercials.
Even CC Sabathia had trouble staying awake during game two
of the ALCS, and he played in the game.
Oh yeah, I forgot to mention that if I sound cranky today,
well, extra cranky, it's because after all that,
the Yankees lost.
What a daggar.
Anyway, game three of Yankees, Astros is actually
going to be an afternoon game.
And now the same people complaining these games start
too late, are bitching about this one starting too early.
I'll finally get a good night's sleep.
Well, if the Yankees win.