As an ardent supporter of all things Toronto Blue Jays I’ve had few reasons to get jacked up in the last 16 years. Their absence from post season play has made me a fair weather watcher of the World Series. I consider myself a bigger fan (not just in waist circumference) than most, yet I still find it difficult to follow the Fall Classic inning by inning, out for out and pitch by pitch.
There’s a host of reasons for this besides the obvious exclusion of the Jays in these contests. One of the main reasons is that the games start so late and take so long to play (this will be most assuredly the case this time around with Joe Girardi making 14 pitching moves per game). However despite Girardi’s best attempts to make the World Series go longer than the Jerry Lewis Labour Day Telethon I pledge to myself that I’ll make my best effort to partake in some of the coverage. It won’t be because I’m cheering for the Phillies to repeat as Champions or because I want to see A-Roid pull his best Houdini act (although since being smitten with Kate Hudson, all seems well with Mr. A-Roid.
The real reason I’ll be tuning in this year is in hopes of catching many glimpses of The Captain’s, Derek Jeter, girlfriend and Fine Fiver – Minka Kelly. There’s no doubt that there will countless shots of her cheering on her man during this series. So here’s hoping to a seven game set.