Hmm, it is a strange feeling to have when the regular season is over and your team isn’t in the playoffs. I’m not particularly interested in the playoffs this year other than checking the box scores to see how much the Cubs beat the Dodgers by. A lot has changed from a few years ago when perennial powerhouse teams made the playoffs year in, year out like the Cardinals, Braves, Giants, Yankees, A’s, etc. It’s very strange to see teams like the Rays and Brewers in it this year. Although it’s great to see teams like the Rays build a team that can make the playoffs on their limited payroll, it doesn’t make for good playoff television nationwide anyway. If the Rays and Brewers make the World Series, I think it will be the least watched games since 2002 when both teams were from California. Anyway, I digress. It’s going to be a boring few months until April rolls around again. I guess we have the Winter Meetings to look forward to, but other than that, a dreary outlook indeed.
On another note, I just rediscovered how financially draining, expensive, and addicting this hobby can be. I am about to cut off major spending in the coming days after “accidental” purchases on eBay this weekend. Accidental meaning that the price was too good to pass up, so I put in a max bad, thinking that it would probably be outbid, but I guess because of the weekend, there weren’t many watchers so I actually won those auctions with pretty low bids, but still significantly high. I think if you can purchase the card you want from a high end product and the card is actually cheaper or at the same price of one pack of that product, then you shoudl probably go ahead and buy that card. It makes financial sense, if you are after that card, but it is still draining. Limits are important to set, otherwise you will end up blowing all your money and have nothing left in life other than cards (that’s a bad thing right?) I have other things to talk about or watch other people break boxes on YouTube to get my fill I guess. Sad times.