The 2017 season was not one to remember, so we’ll look at what exactly San Francisco Giants fans have to be thankful for this year.
Losing 98 games and finishing last in the National League West is certainly not what the Giants had in mind for 2017.
So let’s look at a couple of things fans can be thankful for:
- It’s Over: First of all, fans can be thankful that the 2017 season is over. It’s one of the worst in recenter memory, and I can’t think of anything good that came out of that season other than a high draft pick next year. Hopefully this time next year it will be a distant memory.
- The Dodgers Lost: It was shaping up to be the absolute worst season in Giants history if the Los Angeles Dodgers had won the World Series. But in pure Dodgers fashion, they choked on the big stage and still haven’t won since 1988. After breezing through the first two rounds, they were on the verge of going up 2-0 in the Fall Classic before Kenley Jansen gave up a ninth inning home run. Up until that point everyone thought the Dodgers were going to win the World Series. Thank you Houston Astros, we owe you one.
- Hot Stove: For better or worse, the Giants front office is determined to make a winner out of this team in 2018. I still don’t see it after what I witnessed in 2017, but it should make for an exciting offseason. Already the Giants are being linked to a lot of players this offseason, and they’re in on the biggest fish in Giancarlo Stanton. Fans can be thankful this team has deep pockets and the money to try and turn this thing around quick.
- Shiny Rings: Even though it’s been three years since the Giants last won it all, our rings are still shining bright. It’s hard to be mad at a team that has brought us three World Series titles in the past seven years. If you’re feeling kind of gloomy this winter, just plug in the 2010, 2012 or 2014 DVD. They didn’t even make DVDs the last time the Dodgers won a World Series.
From everyone at Around the Foghorn, we hope you have a great Thanksgiving holiday.