The MLB postseason is a time of joy and pain. For some teams and their fans it is a time of pure joy. The playoffs are the culmination of all the hard work and dedication of the players, coaches, and fans. But for other teams and their fans, it can be a time of great pain. The pain of losing in the playoffs can sometimes be unbearable.
So what do you do if your favorite MLB team has been eliminated from the playoffs? Don’t worry, this blog post will help you!
What to Do if Your Favorite MLB Team is Eliminated in the Postseason
At the end of every season, half of MLB teams are eliminated from postseason play. This can be a hard reality to face as a fan. Here are some tips on how to cope with having your team eliminated so you can enjoy the rest of the playoffs:
1. Take a deep breath and step away from social media
2. Accept that it is over and remember there will be another season next year
3. Find a new team to root for
4. Focus on another sport until the next baseball season starts
5. Remember, it’s only a game!
It’s that time of year again when the MLB Playoffs are upon us. And for most of us, it is a time of excitement and joy. We get to watch our team compete in the postseason and hopefully win the World Series.
But for some of us, it is a time of dread and horror. Our team has been eliminated from the playoffs and we don’t know what to do with ourselves as we see 28 other teams continue on without our favorite one.
It happens to me every year. I am a Mariners fan and they have not been in the playoffs since 2001. So once they are eliminated, my baseball season is over as well.
So what do you do when your team is eliminated? How do you cope with your heartbreak? Here are some things that I do:
If you’re a fan of the MLB and in particular, if you’re a fan of a team that is eliminated from the postseason, you may be wondering what to do with yourself now. The playoffs are here, your favorite team is out and it’s not as fun watching without your favorite team competing for a chance at the World Series.
Of course, if you’re a Yankees fan (the most likely scenario), your favorite team is one of the favorites to win it all. For those fans who will still be able to enjoy the postseason regardless of the outcome of their team, we envy you.
However, for the rest of us who are out of luck this year, there are still plenty of things we can do to enjoy the rest of October baseball.
1) Watch some great baseball
2) Make new friends
3) Learn about other teams and players
4) Remember what it takes to get there
I know it’s tough to see your favorite baseball team get eliminated from the postseason, but don’t lose hope. In fact, here are some reasons why you should look at this as a positive:
1. You can watch more baseball!
– You have more free time because your team is out of the playoffs, so you can watch the rest of them!
2. Your Team Will Be Back in 2019
– Hope springs eternal for all 30 Major League Baseball teams. Every fan base thinks their team can win the World Series in 2019.
3. It’s Fun to Root Against The Evil Empire!
– You may hate to love or love to hate the Yankees, but you can’t deny that they are fun to root against. They are nearly always there in October and are normally in a heated battle with another great team. They may not be your favorite, but they make for great television when they’re battling for a championship.
A few years ago, I was sitting in the stands at a Major League Baseball game. In front of me sat a young couple, obviously in love. They were holding hands and gazing into one another’s eyes. They didn’t pay attention to the game, or even when the home team scored.
As they were leaving down the row of seats, they picked up their jackets and the girl said, “What a nice game.” She had no idea what she was talking about.
Most fans are like that young woman. They never really watch the game; they watch their team play the game. Their team is more important than the actual baseball being played on the field. If their team wins, they’re happy; if their team loses, they’re sad.
In short: real baseball fans are too emotionally involved to be objective about their favorite ball club. That’s why–when bad things happen–they need help from people like me.
Friday night in Chicago, my beloved Cubs lost their third consecutive playoff game to the Colorado Rockies and were eliminated from the National League Championship Series (NLCS). If you’re a Cubs fan who’s feeling sad this morning, please allow me to give you some advice on how to deal with this situation in a mature way.
I’ll admit it: I’m a casual fan. I don’t follow teams religiously, but I enjoy watching the playoffs and I know enough to hold my own in a conversation. It takes a lot of time to be a “real” fan, so I’ve never been one.
But thanks to my job, I was introduced to MLB’s At Bat app this year, and it’s changed my life. The app offers all the features of an old-school SportsCenter segment: top scores, batting averages, home run leaders, and so on. But its real genius is the notification system: now when there’s a close game in the 9th inning or a pitcher is making history with strikeouts, I’m notified immediately! If you’re not already familiar with it, take five minutes and check out the app – you won’t regret it.
Now that we’re at the end of October and most teams are eliminated from playoff contention (sorry Rockies fans), it’s time for me to get into some new sports and catch up on my reading. What should every die-hard/casual fan read during their downtime? Here are our suggestions: