I'm living vicariously through former Red Sox and current NLCS MVP Marco Scutaro - and you all know how I feel about short and gritty second basemen.
It's here. Game 1 of the 2012 World Series starts right about now, and I couldn't be more thrilled that one of the teams I picked at the start of the playoffs is still in it. Sadly, the Orioles didn't make it through, so I will stick with my other original pick, the San Francisco Giants.
Of course, should the Tigers win, I won't be too upset. Detroit hasn't seen a World Series title in more than thirty years, and we all know that the city could use something to celebrate.
That's really the beauty of being a bandwagon fan - after the horrible slow torture of being a diehard Red Sox fan this season, it's nice to be a casual fan of the Giants and Orioles. I was upset when the Orioles were eliminated, sure - but it wasn't the end of the world.
The same with the World Series. Of course I want to see the Giants take the whole thing - and see Marco Scutaro take the World Series MVP in addition to the NLCS MVP. But if they don't in, I won't be curling up in a ball to sob like I would if it were the Red Sox.
My biggest hope for the Series? That it goes seven games. I'm not ready for baseball to end!