I don’t think you can dispute the fact that we, as San Francisco Giants fans, are spoiled. We’re spoiled rotten. Spoiled rotten brats in fact.
Sure, our favorite team just had one of the worst seasons in franchise history. But why are we so down in the dumps about that?
I bring it up a lot in my posts, but the Giants have won three World Series titles in this decade. We tend to forget just how incredible/improbable that was.
I’m as bummed about this year as anyone, but do we really expect the Giants to contend every year until the end of time? I don’t, and neither should you.
Be thankful that they were good, now be content with them being bad.
The Minnesota Twins, a team that the Giants will be trying to emulate next year by going from worst to the playoffs, have won three World Series championships in their entire existence.
The Washington Nationals have never won a World Series. The Houston Astros have never won a World Series. Neither have the Colorado Rockies.
The Giants won three titles since the Yankees won their last. And keep in mind that the Yankees never win.
So stop crying. Don’t fret or complain. Just take the suckage in stride like your parents did.
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It won’t be fixed next year, maybe not even in the year after that. Remember how many teams would kill for the success the Giants have had.
Oh yeah, and pray to the mighty Thor that the Dodgers don’t deliver the last, fateful kick below the belt to cap off the Crap Sundae that was 2017 (even though I’m fairly certain they’ll win it all).
In short, we’re spoiled. Instead of worrying about next year or the year after that, let’s remember the good times while they’re still somewhat fresh in our brains.
It should be some sort of rule that you can’t complain about your team for at least five years post-World Series win. If Rob Manfred was to pass this legislation, that’d mean we’ve got to keep our lips zipped until 2029.
I’m fine with that. Even if it may require duct tape, I say we all pretend that’s a rule.