A year ago the Phillies were the villains, stealing a shiny ring away from our beloved Jason Bartlett and his heartwarming Tampa Bay Rays teammates.
This year the Phillies are the closest thing we have to white hatted good guys.
And looking at these CNN poll results this morning:
It looks like a lot of people are subscribing to the ABTY baseball philosophy this year. Anyone But The Yankees. [The other 36% is made up of real Yankees fans, random d-bags, and professional sports journalists. --AND Wolverine, apparently. Say it ain't so!]
Except for Metsgrrl, who I believe is subscribing to her "let's hope a meteor hits the stadium" philosophy. That is also a valid life choice.
I don't think my interest in this match-up is going to ever rise above "Maybe I'll check the score online purely out of morbid curiosity." So...the part of the year where I stop watching baseball and start counting the days til pitchers and catchers report begins a little bit early this year.