To help you relax and enjoy the baseball, here are Larry’s five guidelines for the post-season:
- The favorite is the field. We’re shooting dice here. The Yanks have as good a chance as any this post-season, with their 5-1 odds, but you wouldn’t bet the house on a 5-1 favorite. No matter who your team might be in this playoff, the odds are good that your team is going to lose. No matter your expertise, the odds are good that your playoff predictions are going to turn out wrong. So, don’t view this as a fight to the death. It’s more like a charity raffle. If your team loses, don’t kick yourself. If your team wins, credit will be due to luck as well as skill.
- You’re watching a small sample size. As you sit down to watch game 1, be prepared for the media to bombard you with meaningless statistics. By the sixth inning of the first game, you’ll probably already have heard that so-and-so is having a terrible series so far.