This is the time of year when my allegience is divided. There is nothing more exciting than the Stanley Cup playoffs.
That’s right, I said it. Here’s my reason. During the regular season of hockey, it gets pretty stale. Unlike baseball, there’s no series play. I wish there were because that’s what is so unique to baseball. It creates drama, excitement and if I were visiting let’s say Chicago; Mary Beth and I could stay a weekend and go to the series instead of one game. It creates that atmosphere and rivalry. Plus, it’s great for tourism.
In hockey, some teams play each other 8 times a year. Now, there’s only 80 odd games in hockey versus well over 100 in baseball.
Since the lockout a few years ago, teams have played more, but how cool would that be to go to Montreal and watch them play Boston for a three game series? On a weekend, broadcast on Hockey Night in Canada.
We have to wait until the playoffs to see that kind of series and rivalry. There is something so thrilling in sudden death playoff hockey.
However, by the time the post season comes in baseball, I find it gets boring because it’s a long season. Not that I’m knocking it, but there must be something they could do to ramp up the excitement.