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GameThread: Postseason Day 1

I love the playoffs. Perhaps one day I'll love them even more because a certain team won't suck anymore and will get to participate. But until then I settle for just loving them as an outsider. All Division Series games are on TBS this year.

Game 1: Colorado Rockies @ Philadelphia Phillies - 2:37 EDT
A rematch of the 2007 NLDS that the Rockies took three games to none. Cliff Lee is awesome. That's all I've got.

Former O playing in this series: Paul "Base Knock" Bako

Purple Row -- The Good Phight 

Game 2: Minnesota Twins @ New York Yankees - 6:07 EDT
Hopefully the Twins will be able to ride their emotional high from last night's amazing game to a win in New York. The Yankees went 7-0 against the Twins in 2009 and over match them in pretty much every way possible. They've met twice before in the playoffs with the Yankees prevailing in both the 2003 and 2004 ALDS. Fun fact! The Twins payroll this year is $63M, or $12M less than Alex Rodriguez, Mark Teixeira, and CC Sabathia made in 2009 combined. That's reason enough to root for them, don't you think?

Former O playing in this series: Jerry Hairston Jr.

Twinkie Town -- Pinstripe Alley

Game 3: St. Louis Cardinals @ Los Angeles Dodgers - 9:37 EDT
I really wish these two could face each other in the Championship Series. I don't know why, I guess because I sort of like both of these teams. I mean, as much as I'm capable of liking any National League teams. I can't wait to see Flat Breezy mow down Albert Pujols.

Former O playing in this series: George Sherrill

Viva El Birdos -- True Blue LA