Friday, October 14, 2005
The ALCS Is Over
Not because of anything the teams have done on the field. It's because Fox has cancelled it after just two episodes. Quote:
Television experts cited several other possible reasons for the early
cancellation, such as the overly expensive sets and costumes, the show's
subject matter, and the fact that the series' projected breakout character—a
brash, outspoken black man named Carl Everett—tested very poorly with
Apparently, Fox may bring it back next season with the old characters, including Derek Jeter, Mariano Rivera, and Manny Ramirez. The producers of the ALCS, a studio called MLB, has promised to spice the game up next year - and increase the commercial breaks - by having it play out as a slow pitch softball game.
Personally, I thought that ALCS jumped the shark last year when they writers had the Red Sox coming back from a 3-0 deficit by ralling to tie Game 4 in the 9th against lead character Mariano Rivera. And the whole Schilling, bloody-sock thing was so hackneyed. I was personally looking forward to a new season of ALCS, and thought that the producers were smart to feature characters who were more energetic and calculating, like their sister series, NLCS.
Oh well, I guess that this means House is back sooner. And that's a good thing.
[P.S., If you do not read the Onion, you are really missing out.]