I have to say I don't much like the format this year. The Red Sox will play three games in six days. It is usually two games on and one travel day and the playoffs are decided in a matter of weeks. It makes the playoffs so exciting because elimination is right around the corner very quickly. As opposed to the rest of the major sports. Though, I think it has everything to do with TV and ratings which I find repugnant.
Last night's playoff game between the Padres and the Rockies was played at 7:37 (in the east) and really should have been played at 1 PM so the teams could have adequate travel time to get to their next destination. But, it was played at night so the optimal amount of people can watch. And by the way if last night's coverage is any indication it will be a boring first week. TBS has no idea what they are doing. A thirteen inning game that was entirely boring. Nothing to do with the play, but the coverage was dreadful.
My hope is for a Red Sox v. Cubs world series. My belief is that the Colorado Rockies will be playing the, yes...though I dare to say it the Yankees. ugghhh...here is rooting against my brain and for my heart.