With the season over for the San Francisco Giants, there is only one thing left for us to root for, and that’s for the failure of the Los Angeles Dodgers.
We as San Francisco Giants fans have to come to grips with the reality that the Dodgers are due to win the World Series. In fact, they are overdue.
They were so close last year and have been knocking on the door so many times this decade that it’s bound to happen at some point.
Those bums are just too dang rich and talented to not snag one eventually. Sadly, I fear that this is the year that they’re going to get the job done. I thought the same thing last year and was thankfully wrong, but it’s not just pessimism driving my belief this year.
The Dodgers beat the Atlanta Braves in their Division series, and I believe they have a good chance to beat the Milwaukee Brewers in the NLCS. While the Brewers had a better record this year, and having Christian Yelich doesn’t hurt either, the Dodgers have a team that has been in the NLCS before and knows how to win in October.
Plus, they have a huge advantage in the form of Clayton Kershaw. While it was fun to say that Kershaw had the playoff jitters early in his career, it’s now evident that he’s the same elite pitcher he usually is when he takes the mound in October.
Of course, so much of winning the World Series is just getting hot at the right time. Much of it comes down to a key hit here, a clutch pitching performance there. It’s impossible to predict what will happen in the next few weeks, but I wanted something to turn to so I could calm down should the Dodgers win it all.
Here are a few tips if you’re in the same boat.
- Just Breathe: It will be alright, it’s just a game. Friends and family are more important than a baseball game you have no control over.
- Tear Up Your Yasiel Puig Fathead: It may be sort of pricey, but in the next week or so you should buy a Puig Fathead in case the Dodgers win the World Series. Chances are that tip #1 will not be very effective, so the destruction of the Puig Fathead will relieve some anger.
- Watch Old World Series Films: The last couple of years, I’ve found solace in rewatching the World Series films from 2010, ’12, and ’14. This will remind you that way back when the San Francisco Giants were indeed good. It will also remind you that the Giants have two more rings this decade than the Dodgers do.
If none of these things work, then I wish you the best of luck. In the meantime, let’s hope these tips aren’t necessary no matter how likely it is that the Dodgers are able to pull it off.