Will you be watching the World Series?

On a scale of 1 to 10, how much will you watch?

  • 1. None of it

    Votes: 78 26.0%
  • 2. A bit of it as I have to

    Votes: 13 4.3%
  • 3. A little, if I bump into it on tv

    Votes: 76 25.3%
  • 4. Some, I like the pageantry

    Votes: 34 11.3%
  • 5. I expect I will end up seeing about half of it

    Votes: 30 10.0%
  • 6. I will try to see much of it

    Votes: 19 6.3%
  • 7. Planning to watch as much as I can

    Votes: 30 10.0%
  • 8. Unless something important comes up, I am there

    Votes: 10 3.3%
  • 9. As much as I can, nothing is more important to me than the Fall Classic

    Votes: 3 1.0%
  • 10. Wouldn’t miss it for anything

    Votes: 7 2.3%

  • Total voters
    300

Lose Remerswaal

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Curious as to how much the members of this baseball board will watch the Fall Classic.

Lots of reasons to watch: rooting interests, love of baseball, new team in the matchup, etc.
Lots of reasons not to watch: no Red Sox, games start too late, other competing options

Feel free to give reasons why you are or aren’t watching. I’ve put sample reasons to define the 1-10, but your reasons are more interesting
 

Papo The Snow Tiger

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I went with option 5, seeing about half of it. It's the World Series after all, so I'll probably tune in from time to time during commercials on other shows and get hooked in for a little while. I also think the Astors are going to win, and I really, really don't like that team, so hearing Buck and Smoltz hype them or watching Correa repeatedly touch his wrist would be very annoying. Throw in the fact that there are no significant former Red Sox on the Braves and it's only part time watching for me.
 

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I won’t watch any of it. As someone without a cable package in NYC (no broadcast) MLB doesn’t make it easy enough to get the games. I would show my kids, who like baseball, but not at the hassle and expense of tracking down another streaming service subscription. As part of my MLB TV package, we’d watch some.
 

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May put it on at night when falling asleep. But will not coordinate evenings to watch it and can't see myself watching more than 2-3 full innings in total. I would say I don't have any rooting interest but I definitely don't want Houston to win. Go Braves.
 

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I won’t watch any of it. As someone without a cable package in NYC (no broadcast) MLB doesn’t make it easy enough to get the games. I would show my kids, who like baseball, but not at the hassle and expense of tracking down another streaming service subscription. As part of my MLB TV package, we’d watch some.
Albany area and no kids, but yup. Without cable I have no way to watch it anyway.
 

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I answered 5. It's baseball so I'll watch when I can. I'm guessing all I'm going to see is the first 3-4 innings of any particular game because I'm not emotionally invested enough to stay up until midnight to watch the whole thing. If FS1 replays the games the next morning like they did with the ALCS, I might watch that to catch action I missed the night before.
 

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Nope. Baseball isn't a sport I watch if my team isn't in it. Football really is the only one that I do. I guess there is a small chance I may get into it if the braves are doing well.
 

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Yeah I'm with @Red(s)HawksFan - It's the WS so I'll probably catch some of it, but in no way will I be glued to the TV. It won't be "must see" TV for me, but of course if I'm free during the evening and the game is on, I'll probably tune in to see what's happening. I mean, it's baseball, and I love baseball. It's the World Series and I typically watch at least some of the championship round of whatever sport is happening at the time. So I'm between a 4 and a 5.
 

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I like baseball-- a lot. I will watch some. That said, the late nights were killing me, so I think I probably won't catch much of the ends of games.
 

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I figure I’ll check in on every game,, and if they’re close late and I’m awake I’ll watch the last couple of innings. And if there’s a Game 7, that’s must-see-TV.
 

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I love baseball so I will definitely watch. Rooting for the Braves for sure. That being said, I’ll still only probably catch half of it as I most likely won’t watch full games seeing as they start so late and I get up early for work. If it was the Sox, sure, but I’m not staying up until 1230 to watch another team.
 

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I'll be watching. The Braves are my NL team because it was either them or the Cubs in the 80s when I lived in NM and because I've been in the Atlanta area for thirty years.
I'd watch even without a rooting interest because it's baseball. While not close to the same interest that I'd have with the Sox it will still be fun to have a team to root for.
 

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I'll be watching most (if not all) of it at least in the background. I love playoff baseball and will miss the sport over the coming 4+ months. The Braves (and Cubs to some extent) were my NL team growing up in North Carolina in the 80's/90's. Cubs games in the afternoon on WGN followed by Braves games on TBS. Go Braves!
 

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I went with option 5, and that’s probably at the high end. I love baseball and will watch as long I don’t dislike both teams. The last time I didn’t watch at all was 2009, because I can’t watch the MFYs in the Series. I probably would not have watched more than a few moments of Dodgers/Astros because I wouldn’t want either team to win. But here I can root against Houston, and I can feel good about guys like Freddie Freeman and Ozzie Albies (and Ron Washington) getting rings.

edit: apologies
 
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I like to follow baseball but as for watching, well, baseball - particularly playoff baseball - is a hard game to watch these days for reasons discussed in other threads. .
 

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I answered 5. It's baseball so I'll watch when I can. I'm guessing all I'm going to see is the first 3-4 innings of any particular game because I'm not emotionally invested enough to stay up until midnight to watch the whole thing. If FS1 replays the games the next morning like they did with the ALCS, I might watch that to catch action I missed the night before.
I could have written this exactly. (Edit: Last night's relief appearance by Braves reliever Matzek in the seventh, when he came in with two on, no outs was one of the most dominant pitching performances by a reliever I've ever seen. That saved the game for the Braves.)
 
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Hate having to root for Atlanta but I will watch as much as possible.

I don't understand how you can watch a sport for its entire season and then not watch the post season.
 

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I haven't seen the schedule, but I assume I'll watch a good deal of it. (went with option 5) What I won't do is watch the pre-game stuff or post-game chatter. And I''ll probably channel surf and get distracted by something else as I keep an eye on the game.
 

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I probably will watch any "elimination games" plus pieces of other games when they don't conflict with the various TV shows that my wife and I share. I'm barely old enough to remember the Boston Braves, and I identify Jim Britt more with Candlepin Bowling ("Fun for All Ages") than with baseball. Still, if I'm at times required to have a favorite NL team, I'll generally pick the Braves due to their history in Boston, though I would have glided over to the Dodgers had they progressed to the World Series due to eternal gratitude to Dave Roberts in particular. All that aside, this is the time of the year when I ask myself why do I let myself get invested in "zero sum games" when the rest of my life has been centered on "no one has to lose for me to win" (e.g. perhaps the essence of being a parent, though YMMV).
 

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Feel free to give reasons why you are or aren’t watching. I’ve put sample reasons to define the 1-10, but your reasons are more interesting
It should have gone without saying by now, but this does not include sharing social or political commentary in a thread outside of V&N.

I'd listen to Abs.
 

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I will watch as much as I can, which won't be as much as I want to. There's at most 7 games of baseball left until April. And I will miss it.
 

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I'll follow it mostly online, will grow more interested in watching if the Braves are getting close to winning.

If the Astros go up, say, 3 to 1, I'd be out unless there's a Game 7
 

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I’m indifferent about both teams, but it is the World Series and I’ll have it on if I’m sitting and reading. I will, however, have no problem with clicking off a tie game when bedtime arrives.

Come to think of it, I’d be happy for Dusty Baker if the Astros win.
 

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I'm indifferent as well, but there will almost certainly be some points on some of these chilly evening where I'll settle in and watch a few innings before bed (so I'll catch about the third and fourth innings).

I'll maybe put some thought into watching a game 7 and I'll probably watch condensed games in the morning along the way.
 

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I chose 5 as I will probably watch some of it here and there, especially the end of possible clinching games. Neither team is must see TV for me.
 

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Baseball is by FAR my favorite sport so there's no way I'm gonna miss any of the World Series. I'm coincidentally in Houston now so gonna join a buddy at one of his favorite places to watch Astro games on Tuesday. He tried to get us two tickets for game 1 or 2 but all four sold out in seconds. I do not care for either team but that makes no difference as it's still baseball, and we only have a few games left of this amazing season.

Baseball 4 Evah
 

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These are two uniquely unlikable teams to me. I went with 3, because it's the Series and the last chance to watch major league baseball played in anger until March...but with anti-rooting interest in both teams, inertia will keep me from seeking it out.
 

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#4 for me, since I'll be traveling on Wednesday and returning on Sunday and won't have an opportunity to catch too much of it.
 

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I voted 4, but could easily be 3. I like to have sports on when I am cleaning up the kitchen, making my lunch for the next day so if this is on I will catch a few innings here and there. I won't stay up to watch endings and just about anything will pull me away.
 

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I'll watch as much as I'm able. I work swing shift so I miss out on being able to watch a lot of live baseball. I'm working first shift this coming week so I'll be tuning to watch, but with the Sox being absent I won't be forcing myself to stay awake until the games are over.
 

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I will watch but am not incredibly interested, as I’m fairly ambivalent about who wins. Astros - Dodgers would have been more interesting. Part of it is me still thinking of Houston as an NL team, even if it’s been almost ten years .
 
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I LOVE baseball most of all. I chose #7 and will watch as much of it as I can.

I will be cheering hard for the Braves. As mentioned elsewhere I watched a LOT of TBS back in the late 80's and 90's. Skip Caray, Ernie Johnson and Don Sutton were my guys. Have a friend who won a ring with the '95 Braves so I am all in; go Braves!

That and I just don't like the Astros a whole lot.
 

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I hate both teams, so I will probably not put any effort into watching any of it. But I love the sport enough that I will probably watch quite a bit of it before it's over.

(I wound up watching a lot of KBL games last year before MLB came back, and I neither knew nor cared about any of those teams either, and yet I watched.)
 

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It's baseball and it's the last baseball series of the year, so I'll watch as much as I can. TBH, I'm really pulling for the Astros mostly because I like Dusty Baker--I think he gets a bad rap for something that he did almost 20 years ago and I think a World Series gets him into the Hall of Fame. I'm also pulling for Zack Greinke, he's had a fascinating career and I think that a World Series is a nice cherry to that sundae--though I'm not sure he cares about it too much.

There's no one on the Braves that I particularly care for.