As someone who “missed” all but a half inning of the entire postseason (I saw Brad Lidge close out the Giants in one of the NLCS games but otherwise remained happily ignorant of the proceedings), I can’t comment on the action. This, however, doesn’t stop me from having and feeling the need to express opinions about the outcome.
- Congratulations to the San Francisco Giants. They weren’t the best team in baseball (or even in their division) for most of the year but dominated over the final two months, and that was enough.
- The Padres’ failure to hold onto their once-commanding lead in the NL West stings even more now. They could have been the team celebrating. Doubtful, but you never know… after all, the Giants weren’t supposed to win.
- I am glad that the World Series featured two teams from parts of the country routinely ignored by the U.S. media. It is good for people in Boston, Chicago, New York, and the like to experience the sensation of feeling completely removed from important events. Maybe awareness will help lead to change. Probably not, but it can’t hurt.
- I am not looking forward to seeing the Giants come to town in 2011. I have friends who are Giants fans and who are very cool people. Unfortunately, the Giants fans I encounter at the ballpark tend to be less agreeable. I am concerned that a championship may make them downright unbearable. It’s like someone said after the Red Sox won in 2004: “I liked their fans better when they were suffering.”
Well, that’s enough hating on the World Series for one day. And anyway, my bubble bath is ready…