Tonight the baseball gods move one step closer to naming their champion, whebn the 108th World Series gets under way. If you have even a passing interest in sports, drama, or fat guys named "Prince," you're not going to want to miss it.
Hey, I see you giving me the side-eye. "Jack, Baseball is boring. This season's been going on for 36 years already. Can't we just ignore it? Basketball comes back next week, and the NFL's great." No! Baseball isn't boring — BAD baseball is boring. This will not be bad baseball. And believe it or not, this season has only lasted seven months. I know, I was surprised too. So no, you can't ignore it. In fact, here's five reasons you should make sure to tune in tonight (and throughout the whole series).
1. Two of the greatest players alive lead the Tigers.
2. The Giants are comeback kids.
3. The Barry Zito redemption story is compelling TV.
4. Nothing is better than October baseball...
5. Except for fat guys running. That's hilarious.
This series has two hilarious fat-guy runners in Prince Fielder and Pablo Sandoval. At the very least, we'll probably get one great Three Stooges-esque run from each of them.
Still not sold? Think of it this way. October baseball is so good that millions of baseball fans put up with the shitty, overlong season, just because this part is good enough to justify it. Think of how good that must be. Would you really want to miss it to watch The X-Factor?