The playoffs are finally here, and by finally I really mean finally. The 2010 season was one of the more anti-climatic seasons in recent memory. Besides the NL West and NL Wildcard, most of the divisional races in baseball really weren’t that close. Yes, the Rays and Yankees battled in the AL East, but there were no other AL Wildcard contenders that Tampa Bay or New York had to worry about all year to make the AL East race really mean something. The four AL playoff teams were pretty much solidified a month ago. In the National League the Cardinals sunk the NL Central and the Phillies were absolutely ridiculous in September to close out their respective divisions.
Over the last couple of years, it’s been the playoffs that have been disappointing. There’s been a lot of sweeps, especially in the Divisional Rounds. Hopefully, with the season being so anti-climactic, maybe we’ll get an exciting postseason.
Rays vs Rangers- Rays in 4
Twins vs Yankees- Yankees in 5
Philadelphia vs Cincinnati- Phillies in 4
San Francisco vs Atlanta- Giants in 4
Tampa Bay vs New York- Yankees in 7
Philadelphia vs San Francisco- Phillies in 5
Philadelphia vs New York- Phillies in 6
About the Author
Written by Adrian Fedkiw
I currently work for the Sports Network. It's the best job ever! I am a 2010 graduate of Temple University where I majored in broadcast journalism, I LOVE SPORTS! That's why I am here. I have a vast knowledge and want to share my athletic intelligence with the world. Some people like to spend their time shooting down aliens in Halo; I like to spend my time watching sports, current and old. It's my passion! I got asked one time how I can watch a game over again when I already know the outcome. 5 minutes later, he's watching Happy Gilmore reciting all of the lines from the movie. Hypocrite! As for my favorite sports teams, I've been a lifelong Philadelphia sports fan. My favorite athlete is Allen Iverson. He didn't like practice that much, but when it came to gametime, no one let it all out on the floor like Iverson. He is absolutely beloved in the city of Brotherly Love. For college athletics, obviously I pay close attention to Temple. (Yes, football too) Even before I stepped foot on Temple's campus for the 1st time in 2005, I was a fan. Oh the good old days of John Chaney! Some other tidbits about myself, I love cheesesteaks, I hydrate myself with Welch's Grape Juice and Snapple. I love the HBO show Entourage. Also, when is Kenny Powers making his much anticipated return in Eastbound and Down!