Which way to root…

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Which way to root…

...in the 2010 World Serious, starting this evening everywhere in the universe with the critical exception of Cablevisionland.

(It's Day 12 of a Cablevision/News Corp-Fox fees dispute cum propaganda war which has seen two New York Football Giants games and the entire six-game National League Championship Series denied to local cable customers.)

It'll be tough to get seriously interested in a series of contests I won't be able to watch...

(Anyone got DirecTV for the occasion?)

...but I usually can find some aspect of one of the teams to afford me a rooting interest.

As a Dodgers' fan... Brooklyn, Los Angeles, no matter... in a situation such as this Fall's match-up, I'll opt for the National League team, but the Giants?!?

(New York, San Francisco, no matter!)

Hey! The bitter memories of '51 and '62... even '82... still sear indelibly.

So I'll go with the Texas Rangers 'cause they seem like team of destiny, #1, and, #2, it would just be too irksome to hear the words "The World Champion San Francisco Giants" uttered throughout the 2011 season.


1. Paul Haines said...


2. Hampton West said...

Bobby Thomson... up there swingin'... He's had two out of three, a single and a double, and Billy Cox is playing him right on the third-base line... One out, last of the ninth... Branca pitches... Bobby Thomson takes a strike called on the inside corner... Bobby hitting at .292... He's had a single and a double and he drove in the Giants' first run with a long fly to center... Brooklyn leads it 4-2...Hartung down the line at third not taking any chances... Lockman with not too big of a lead at second, but he'll be runnin' like the wind if Thomson hits one... Branca throws... [audible sound of bat meeting ball] There's a long drive... it's gonna be, I believe...THE GIANTS WIN THE PENNANT!! THE GIANTS WIN THE PENNANT! THE GIANTS WIN THE PENNANT! THE GIANTS WIN THE PENNANT! Bobby Thomson hits into the lower deck of the left-field stands! The Giants win the pennant and they're goin' crazy, they're goin' crazy! HEEEY-OH!!!'' [ten-second pause for crowd noise]
Sorry Dean - can't help myself (and you did not note the passing of Bobby Thompson this Summer).
Jay-US, HW! You're a regular one-trick pony, ain't cha?! What is that, a macro on your desktop?

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