AussieDodger wrote:The STL/DET sucks because:
- There were a bunch of teams (Oakland/Baltimore/Washington) who were upstart-y and haven't been deep into the play-offs for about a million years, all of those three would have been more interesting.
So if you haven't been to the playoffs for decades, that makes your team more interesting? I guess that makes your ideal World Series matchup the Jays and the Pirates.
Since the Jays and the Pirates didn't actually make the playoffs they become less interesting. The most interesting option would have been either OAK or BAL vs WAS or CIN.
Seeing NYY is good for ratings, but that's because they have a large fan base. To the fan of teary-eyed once-in-a-lifetime Cinderella stories, it's always more fun to root for the underdog who comes out of nowhere.
My ideal matchup for 2013 would be OAK vs CHC. I'd like the Cubs to win for obvious reasons, knowing what it was like in Boston when the Sox finally won, and I respect the hell out of Oakland management for putting together a contender with a bunch of $1 scrubs.