The spring air transitioning into summer and then fall
Hot Dogs, Garlic Fries, Beer and Cracker Jacks
"Beat LA!" chants
Hot players in uniforms that actually show off their bodies instead of hiding it
But really, beyond the Giant's, Red Sox and occasional feel-good story, I honestly don't give a shit. I haven't watched a single full game of this year's playoffs and won't be too disappointed if I miss the World Series altogether. Outside of the Brewers, it's been a whole lot of "So what?" Yankees are out so I don't even have a team to hate. No one to like and no one to hate equals a whole lot of meh.
Football, however, is a completely different experience for me. I will watch every playoff game and I can sit around on a Sunday and watch every game, regardless of who's playing. Granted this season's been a lot more enjoyable with the Niners complete turnaround. Really, who saw that coming? And Harbaugh? Best post-game interviews! Ever. Period. Exclamation point.
I can't figure out the difference in baseball and football. Number of games? Pace of the game? Drama on/off the field? I really do love both sports, just not equally when my teams aren't playing.
P.S. Detroit's been a bit down on their luck lately, but this reaction? Just wow. RELAX, guy! Also, another reason I love Harbaugh. The chest bump attempt is classic!