Friday, April 08, 2011
Giants Home Opener Today
Normally, I don't get so excited about stuff like this, but the Giants DID win the World Series last year. Now, the likelihood of them repeating is somewhat remote given that even the best of teams (Yankees) rarely have back-to-back winning seasons anymore. In fact, it was the Yankees who did. The last National League team that did was the Reds way back in the mid-70s.
Now, what I remember from my childhood is the A's having back-to-back-to-BACK championships (72-73-74). I loved that team, and then free agency came in and ruined it. It's funny because many Giants fans are not A's fans, even though the teams play a stone's throw away.
In football here, there's the ongoing 49ers/Raiders rivalry. You are always considered weird if you like both or one over the other.
Liking sports teams is weird anyway, because there is absolutely no loyalty on the player's behalf. You would think that if you had just won the World Series, you would want to stay with a winning team, but no, the player's leave for more money at some other team and ruin a team's chances for a repeat.
Anyway, I'm rooting for the Giants no matter what they do this year, but I still like the A's too, so there...