Writing about baseball in one capacity or another for the better part of five years, I have come to learn one thing – many baseball fans don’t care about the World Series. At all. I don’t know that this makes baseball fans any more provincial than other sports fans but the bulk only watch if their team is involved.
While the St. Louis Cardinals and Boston Red Sox both have very, very large fanbases, there exists a deep-seated antipathy towards these clubs and their collective fanbases from a vocal segment of other fans. As such, the just-finished World Series was greated with a disheartening mix of indifference and outright hostility.
But no more. The World Series is over and the Boston Red Sox are champs. But now begins the most favorite season for all baseball fans, transactional conjecture season.