The MLB playoffs have been very enjoyable thus far. We’re only a week in, but we’ve seen historic pitching performances, and some clutch hits. I said it before I’ll say it again, I love this time of year. I am not a complainer and I really don’t have many issues so far, but there are five things that have seriously irritated me thus far. They haven’t taken away from the experience, but since I can write about it, I’m going to.
Hit the jump, and I’ll give you my top 5 issues with the MLB playoffs so far….
1.) Missed Calls and Hearing About Replay
I’ve been watching baseball forever. I’ve seen years and years of playoffs. Nowadays, we are blessed with hearing about missed calls and instant replay. “Baseball needs instant replay badly” blah blah blah. Come on, baseball hasn’t had instant replay for over a hundred years, why do we need to nit pick now. Umpires are human beings, and are going to make mistakes. It’s a part of baseball, get over it.
2.) Ernie Johnson Doing Games
I don’t hate on EJ. I actually like Ernie Johnson. The guy just isn’t made to cover baseball games, which is fine! It’s not his gig though. The Yankees vs. Twins series was just horrific in terms of announcers.
3.) Brian Wilson’s Beard and Tim Lincecum’s Swearing
I am seriously praying the Braves can win this thing so I don’t have to look at this dude’s beard. I mean why? It’s not intimidating, I’m sure it doesn’t get you chicks. Thing looks like someone smeared shit all over your face. Just in case TBS didn’t know… When you put the camera on Lincecum he’s probably saying, “F#$k yeah!” about something, just a heads up.
4.) Matt Garza’s Spitting Habit
This is a well-documented issue. If you’ve ever watched Garza pitch the dude spits every two seconds. Is it a nervous twitch? Does he have hyperactive salivary glands? It’s annoying and gross. You make me sick Garza. Well, it’s not that bad, but what the hell is the deal with it?
5.) The Twins Being Dead Money vs. the Yanks
That was just too easy for the Yankees. Pitching questions, age, injuries.. whatever. It’s the Twins vs. the Yankees. We know how this ends.