It’s interesting to me because it helped form this question in my head this evening: From the Yankees fan perspective, which type of “win” is more “enjoyable” – the “late and close win” or “the laugher”?
In terms of “viewing pleasure,” I would imagine that there’s a view-angle contingency.
If you’re watching the game at home, on TV, I would bet that the “late and close” game keeps your attention longer than the game where the score is 8-0, Yanks, after four.
But, if you’re at the Stadium, where you can revel with 50,000 others, then I think, maybe, the romp-win is the preferred game outcome. Then again, the greatest games that I’ve ever attended in person have been those which have been “late and close” wins.
In terms of “comfort level,” there’s no question that “the laugher” is less stress on your heart and/or sphincter – regardless of where you watch the game.
At the end of the day, all “wins” are enjoyable – regardless of the shape or size. And, perhaps, just as “variety is the spice of life,” having variance in the way you win is what keeps it the most entertaining for the fans?
Speaking of winning, as I write this, Boston is leading Oakland, 5-0, in the 4th inning. As a Yankees fan, of course, I find that a shame. It would have been extra sweet to see the A’s beat the Red Sox tonight and slice the “Games Back” column to a half at the close of business today.
I’ll be at the Yankees game tomorrow – and, I was looking forward to being at the game where (maybe) it could be said (with a Yankees win tomorrow and another Boston loss on Sunday) that the Yankees went into first place in 2006 and never looked back.
Then again, maybe the A’s can come back in this game today? Or, is that being greedy after watching the Yankees beat the defending World Champs the last two games?