Halloween Season is in full swing in Maine, Modern Philosophers, and you wouldn’t even know that the World Series was about to begin since neither the Yankees, nor the Red Sox made it to the playoffs this year.
Luckily, in a state full of Otherworldly Beings on holiday, there are plenty of Ghosts around to haunt fans of both teams about their exclusion from October Baseball.
Calling themselves The Ghosts of World Series Past, these spooks and specters have taken to tracking down Yankees and Red Sox fans to make sure they don’t forget that the 2014 World Series will be played without either of New England’s power teams participating.
“We are having so much fun this Halloween Season, but we realized something was missing,” explained a Ghost who had traveled to Maine from a haunted farmhouse in Iowa. “There wasn’t the usual excitement of Mainers rooting on their favorite baseball teams. We’ve been coming here for twenty years, and usually the Yankees or the Red Sox are in the playoffs.”
“It’s just not the same without the humans fighting, cursing, screaming, and cheering on the Yanks or the Sox,” Winthrop, a North Dakota Cemetery Ghost, told this Modern Philosopher. “I died long before baseball was invented, but I’ve become a fan by spending time in Maine for Halloween, and watching the fans get freaky during the playoffs.”
Since baseball fans couldn’t bring the usual excitement to the Ghosts’ October in Maine, the Ghosts thought they’d give the fans some thrills and chills instead.
“I haven’t slept for a week because of all the racket these Ghosts have been making at my place,” complained Dave Brown, a rabid Red Sox fan. “I live on a quiet island, and they are making it sound like I’m right outside of Fenway after a Sox game. It’s wicked annoying and reminds me how pissed I am they missed the playoffs.”
“I’ve had to resort to taking cat naps at work because I can’t sleep in my suddenly haunted house,” Yankees fan Gretchen Miller explained as she enjoyed a rare moment of silence at Three Toads & A Wicked Lady. “It sounds like the Ghosts are reenacting the 2009 World Series. Every game. Night after night. Makes me wanna call the Ghostbusters.”
I am told that I have friends in the All Hallows Society, who saw to it that The House on the Hill was not haunted again. I guess it pays to write a blog that constantly sings the praises of Maine’s Otherworldly Being population.
So if you’re a fan of either the Yankees (awesome!) or the Red Sox (boo!) and miss having your team in the World Series, come to Maine because there are some Ghosts eager to make sure you are haunted by your team’s failures.
I’m told the World Series starts tomorrow night. Two teams I don’t care about are playing. Check your local listings for more details I guess…