With the 2018 season coming to an end on Sunday for the San Francisco Giants, some fans may be breathing a sigh of relief.
It’s never fun to play game 162 knowing your season is over, and it seems to be a scary trend for the San Francisco Giants recently.
At least the the last few games were meaningful as they had an impact on the playoffs, but it’s still not as fun.
This is the second straight year the Giants season will come to an end after 162. And if things go my way, it will be that way for a while as I feel like it’s time for a rebuild.
For some fans, they might be happy to see this day come to an end. It has not been easy to watch the Giants this year, especially in the second half. And they weren’t fun to watch at all last year.
Other fans who can stand to watch their team no matter what will view this as a sad day. No matter how bad your team is, you know that from April-September they’ll be playing almost every day.
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Now you have to prepare for that long, cold offseason when you’ll be wishing for a game to watch your Giants go 0-8 with runners in scoring position.
But I think for most San Francisco Giants fans, Sunday will be bitter sweet. And a lot of it could depend on the outcome.
The Giants still have a chance to deny the division title for the Dodgers with a win and Rockies win. That would force a Wild Card game for the Dodgers against either the Cubs or Brewers.
Anything can happen in one game in baseball, and hopefully that one thing will be sending the Dodgers home early.
But when Sunday’s game is over there will be a brief moment of sadness for Giants fans knowing another season has come and gone — and without another postseason appearance.
After a few days of reflection though, that sense of hope for the future will return as we anxiously wait for the offseason to begin.