It’s hard to find time to write with all the great distractions of the baseball post-season. My beloved San Francisco Giants have survived no less than 6 elimination games this year to make it the their 2 World Series in three years. This whole post season has been outstanding. Mostly because all my favorite teams were in the post season; A’s, Yankees, Cardinals and the Giants.
Two years ago I wrote a piece about the Giants and a love affair I’ve had with them since I was 10 years old.
You can read it here: A Giant Love Affair
And now I find myself once again watching the G-Men in the World Series.
It’s a great time of year, the baseball playoffs, even sweeter when it’s your team out there.
Earlier this post season I put a Giants flag up on the front of the house. Promised my wife I’d take it down when the Giants were done. So far the boys have faced elimination 6 times this post season. When they were down three games to one to the Cardinals I was pretty sure it was coming down that day. Nope. Still up there.
And it might who knows. I have a 2010 Giants World Series Champions T-Shirt I wore the night the Giants started their comeback against the Cardinals. It started a rally. I’ve been wearing the shirt, every game, unwashed, ever since. We baseball fans are a superstitious lot, and as they say about superstition; “it only works when it doesn’t”. Now normally I wouldn’t buy into foolishness like this. Take horoscopes, my Mother used to be a big believer that chunks of rock and gasses millions of miles away influenced her day to day actions. I can’t imagine how she could buy into something as ridiculous as that. It’s not real, like wearing a stinky old shirt, that’s something concrete and the results are proven, the boys have never lost when I’ve been wearing it.
I don’t know, there’s something about October baseball; tension, a well timed rally, a 9th inning, 2 out rally..
So much goodness, even better, I haven’t paid a minutes worth of attention to the election this year. Even better.