Note: I just noticed the other post titled: Things that irritate me(about baseball fans). I wasn't trying to copy the idea, and only noticed his after I published mine. Although, I'm annoyed at him for getting his in before mine.
If there's one thing that drives me crazy, it's fans who act like they know what the outcome of a game or series is going to be. It's truly annoying. And there's very few things that bother me. I don't even mind people who club baby seals. I say it serves them right for being so damn cute. Besides, nobody gets upset when someone clubs a rat to death. But people who post on a blog or message board that they know what the outcome of a sporting event will be, drive me insane. You're not Nostradamus, so stop acting like him.
Now, I'm not talking about making predictions or stating opinions. I'm not even referring to people who strongly believe they know what the outcome will be. I'm talking about those fans who state their opinion as if it's a fact. Because if Descartes is to be believed, the only thing we really know fore sure is that we exist. For all I know, my body could be in some sort of Matrix-like cocoon
Before this series, I read comment after comment from Phillie fans about how the Phillies would win this series in 5 games, and at the most, the Giants would be lucky to win two games. Now that the Giants are up 2-1, I'm reading comments from Giants fans saying this series will be over in 5 games, and the Phillies will be lucky if they can push it to a game 7.
Enough already! If you're so confident, why don't you take out a second mortgage on your home, and place it all on your predicted outcome. Then you can lose it all and we can read your posts on message boards about how (Bush/Obama) screwed you over and that the (Republicans/Democrats) or ruining America.
The bottom line is that baseball is a funny game. Almost anything can happen. If the more talented team always won, the Pirates would have finished the year with a 0-162 record. Before this series, I thought the Phillies were the better team, but I still thought the Giants had about a 30% chance of pulling off the upset. Now that the Giants are up 2-1, I think they should be favored to win, but I still think the Phillies have a 40-45% chance of coming back. And when the Giants win tonight and go up 3-1, the Phillies will still have a chance to come back. Sorry, I meant to say, "if the Giants win tonight". See, it's annoying. That's what makes sports so great. If we always know what the outcome of a game would be, it wouldn't be very entertaining to watch. It would be like watching a man chase down a baby seal, and what fun would that be?