The 2024 season hasn't even started yet, and the San Francisco Giants already hold a victory over their arch nemesis, the Los Angeles Dodgers. While it's not on the field, the San Francisco Giants' marketing department certainly gets a win for their latest concoction.
In case you don't understand the subtle jab at the Dodgers, when Los Angeles won the World Championship in 2020, several fans referred to it as a Mickey Mouse World Series. The term "Mickey Mouse" is often used to reference something of little value. Since LA won the World Series during the truncated 2020, does it really count?
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Now of course it wasn't the Dodgers' fault that the Major League Baseball season was reduced to just 60 games in 2020. The coronavirus pandemic caused spring training to come to a halt and delayed the start of the regular season.
But are we seriously going to sit back and pretend that the Dodgers should be celebrating their 2020 World Series Championship? After all, there were no fans in attendance, the championship series was played at a neutral site in Texas, several teams endured countless players placed on the injured list due to illness, and the playoffs were expanded to 16 teams.
Everyone who's followed the game of baseball knows that the 162-game season helps to separate the good teams from the rest. The grind, especially into the dog days of summer, is what galvanizes a team and helps them to make that postseason push. The 2020 season was 60-game sprint to the finish line. That's it!
So kudos to the Giants marketing department. June 30's visit from Shohei Ohtani, Freddie Freeman, Mookie Betts, and the rest of the Dodgers roster might feel like home to them. After all, Mickey Mouse makes his home at Disney Land in southern California.