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The big problem with the MLB Playoffs

Alex Myers discusses Major League Baseball's exciting—but exhausting—postseason.

Released on 10/14/2019

Transcript

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So the MLB playoffs have been exciting thus far,
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but there's one big problem.
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The games last way too long, and way too late.
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And I'm exhausted.
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Why stay up?
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Well, fortunately, I'm a fan of the New York Yankees.
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You know, the most successful franchise in sports history,
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thanks to names like Ruth, DiMaggio, and Costanza.
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And good fans sacrifice sleep for their teams.
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Despite not getting to bed until after 1:00 a.m.,
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I was at the office bright and early on Monday morning.
00:27
Talk about showing some serious guts.
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By the way, I'm recording this in the office
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on Columbus Day.
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Isn't this supposed to be a holiday?
00:35
What was the point of even learning about him
00:37
in school then?
00:38
I know, I know, having to stay up late to watch
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a baseball game is the epitome of a First World problem.
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There are much more heinous things going on in the world,
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like my Wake Forest Demon Deacons getting robbed by the refs
00:50
on an onside kick.
00:51
But someone should do something about this.
00:54
Someone like MLB Chief Baseball Officer Joe Torre,
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who just happened to be on my train
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to New York City this morning.
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I bet he didn't even stay up for the entire game.
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Actually, he probably did.
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The man has Bigelow tea running through his veins.
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You know, golf has a slow-play problem too,
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but at least when Bryson DeChambeau takes two minutes
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to line up a putt, it doesn't affect golf fans' sleep.
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In fact, golf's pace can be rather conducive
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to taking a nice afternoon nap.
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And while certain golfers take way too long, the culprits
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in baseball are everywhere, from the pitchers and hitters
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who dawdle in between pitches, to the managers who
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go through pitching changes like I go through M and M's.
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These games nearly take as long to watch
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as a Rocky marathon, on basic cable with commercials.
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Even CC Sabathia had trouble staying awake during game two
01:43
of the ALCS, and he played in the game.
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Oh yeah, I forgot to mention that if I sound cranky today,
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well, extra cranky, it's because after all that,
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the Yankees lost.
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What a daggar.
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Anyway, game three of Yankees, Astros is actually
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going to be an afternoon game.
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And now the same people complaining these games start
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too late, are bitching about this one starting too early.
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Not me.
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I'll finally get a good night's sleep.
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Well, if the Yankees win.
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