Thursday, March 31, 2011
Final thoughts before first pitch
Every year, the Giants are vastly underrated. Sometimes they underachieve, sometimes they get hurt, and sometimes they disappoint, but my expectations are alwayts high.
I was nervous that a world championship would institute a sort of indifference in my attitude towards this team. After all, once they've won, where would that fervent desire and chip on ym shoulder come from.
AND THEN, I PUT UP ALL OFF SEASONM WITH NATIONAL D-BAGS TALKING ABOUT HOW THE BEST PITCHING STAFF IN THE MLB WAS COMPOSED OF 4 GUYS THAT ALL LOST TO THE GIANTS IN THE POST SEASON!
So, there's that.
Fact is, I'm more expectant than ever now. 2008 was a season that compeltely lost my interest by late July.
2009 brought tears to my eyes with SAnchie's no-no and Panda Bear's incredible hitting. And Timmy's Cy Young.
2010 started with the expectation for play-offs. I cursed DeRosa early, I cursed SAbean and Bochy. Then I lauded them for Posey. I struggled with Timmy in August, and, after one loss to the Dodgers in September, I cried in agony into a pillow for about 30 minutes -- without shame -- in front of my wife, in front of my dog (luckily my son was already in bed) because the Giants were 1.5 out of first and I thought the season was over.
(1-0 is my least favorite score)
And, then history, unlikely history, happened unexpectedly.
This season promises more of the same, and its the same team so they better effin' win!