Until the other night, I had never seen a baseball cap with cold-weather earflaps. But there was Jimmy Rollins on national TV, doing a postgame interview. Although I actually think the cap is cool in a this-is-weird kind of way, it also underscores a major flaw of the baseball playoffs.
They come too damn late in the year. The series should not be finishing — and with this week’s weather in Philadelphia, I’m not sure Game 5 will ever end — during Halloween week. Bring back the doubleheader, or cut back on the days off during the season and early playoff rounds.
Baseball is the summer game, and the series should be over by mid-October — especially for Bay Area guys like Jimmy Rollins and Pat Burrell of the Phillies. They should dress like ballplayers, not deer hunters.