Once again we find ourselves in the midst of tremendously exciting playoffs. October baseball is something special, and I would like to congratulated the Cardinals, Mets, A?s and Tigers for advancing to their respective Championship Series. Although the Tigers won the first game, the American League pennant is still up for grabs, as is the National League?s. But as you watch the games, remember what I have said over and over again; playoffs, pennants and the World Series are won and lost in the bullpen.
It is great to see the Mets doing so well in the playoffs, as it has eluded them since Bobby Valentine was asked to leave after guiding his club to the Fall Classic. Once again the Cardinals are contending to represent the National League in the World Series. Walt Jocketty and Tony LaRussa have done another outstanding job with that ball club.
And let?s not forget about how special a season the Tigers are having. I can remember during spring training this year, when the Tigers came to Dodgertown, Jim Leyland telling me that his club was going to surprise a few people. Isn?t that the understatement of the season!
I would also like to take this opportunity to thank all of baseball fans for your continued support. You have come out to the ballparks in record numbers this season, and because of your energy, passion and commitment, baseball remains the greatest sport in this country.
But as I say in my commercials, just because your team is out of it, inside every home team fan is an even bigger baseball fan. Make sure you watch the post season on FOX.
TO THE TV!