The Major League Baseball season reportedly ended last night right around the time the football season kicked off. The championship will likely be awarded to the New York Yankees who won yesterday afternoon in the last game played before football.
"Oh, really?" said Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia. "That's great! Football season! YES! It seemed like it was taking forever to get here. And good news about winning the title, too."
Many baseball teams are expected to continue playing this month and even into October, but it is unlikely their games will count because pretty much no one cares now.
"It's like that thing about a tree falling in the forest," said commissioner Bud Selig. "Speaking of lumber, Wisconsin' defense is really going to bring it this year. I think they can get to the BCS title game."
With football games primarily scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, and to a growing degree Thursdays, some less-aware baseball people such as Tony LaRussa have suggested baseball schedule its games around football in hopes sports fans will still pay attention. But that idea has been rejected.
"I appreciate Tony's enthusiasm for baseball, but there's just no point," said Selig. "Our season ends when football starts. It's been that way for 10 or 15 years. And while it's true that football is not played much on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, I use those days to set my fantasy rosters."