I'd love to see it go 7 games, despite not having a dog in the race. Just seems like analytics and percentages and the science of the sport has taken over, which leads to 5+ hour games and hard to follow. Every inning, it seems, there's a new pitcher.
Imagine how the "analytics" would've delved out the information to Lasorda when he decided to put Gibson in vs the A's back in '88, his one and only at-bat for the series. Both Gibson's legs were hurting and it wasn't an ideal situation, against a future HoF closer in Dennis Eckersley. The modern-day analytics would've screamed, "DO NOT DO THIS!" Yet Lasorda went against the odds, went with his gut feeling. The rest is history.
Not to go off on a rant, but I'm finding it more and more difficult to follow sports these days. I watch only the majors in golf, watch the NFL regularly but still favor the postseason mostly. I follow college hoops loosely and don't get mentally invested until March Madness starts. Don't really follow college football until the playoffs. Don't follow baseball until the last couple weeks of the postseason.
Pellmell said something in a different post a few days ago, stating that I sounded like an old curmudgeon with something I said.
I guess I'm there.
The difference is I used to follow these sports religiously when I was younger. Nowadays - I'm just watching the most important games. Just hard for me, growing up in the era I did, to find much interest today with how so much has changed in the sports I used to follow religiously. 😐