About baseball, read that disclaimer at the beginning of this… don’t send me hate, I don’t got time for that.
Disclaimer: I know this will make me come off as an arrogant Dodger fan, but let me start this out saying that this post comes out of me being a baseball fan. I’ve been watching and listening to games since the beginning of spring training, non-Dodger games too, and will continue watching games until the end of the World Series. Yes, I am a Dodger fan, but I’m a baseball fan first and foremost and was before I became a Dodger fan in the spring of 2007.
Now that it’s officially over, I’m going to say a few things. First, to the San Francisco Giants (I’m aware that they aren’t reading this, but indulge me in my point for a moment), you just completed one heckuva a season. It wasn’t easy, especially after the All-Star break, but congratulations — even though it didn’t turn out they way you wanted it to, you made it to game four of the NLDS against a team that is hungry for a World Series — just like you were — honestly, there’s always next year. Enjoy your offseason boys, can’t wait to see you play in the 2017 season.
Second to the true Giants fans, you know who you are. The ones that watched or listened to most of the games from the beginning of spring training to the end of the ninth inning of game four of the NLDS, my baseball heart breaks for you. The emotions that you’re feeling right now are what I’ve felt for the last three years as a Dodgers fan. There’s always next year, at least that’s what I keep telling myself.
I can’t believe I’m even addressing this group of people, but here we go. To the bandwagon fans, you know who you are. The ones that have been filling my newsfeeds with “I believe in even!” and “#Believen,” please don’t take this paragraph personally, but where have you been all season? I understand, there’s 162 games, that’s a long season, but you only watching baseball games when they count is the reason why you’re bandwagon fans. What were you doing when all of us were glued to our tv sets even when it was hard to watch? Even when your favorite team is behind the entire game and then make a comeback? When you wanted to turn off the tv or the radio so badly, but you needed to know how it was going to end? What were you doing? Also, I don’t believe in superstitions, but I know most of the baseball world does, do you know your even year stuff all over the internet was actually considered a superstition? I’m not saying that you can’t watch baseball, that’s fine, please do. It’s my favorite sport and I’d love for you to get into it as much as I do. But, don’t cheer for a team only when they’re doing good — don’t be the antagonists in the Little Red Hen of baseball fans.
To reiterate, I’m a baseball fan, first and foremost — a Dodger fan second. I don’t say any of this and not mean it. It’s been rolling around in my head for the last week, I just haven’t said anything because as much as I don’t believe in superstitions, I know a lot of my friends who are Giant fans do, so now that it’s said and done, I figured I’d write about it because I needed something to write about and this inspired me. Don’t hate, I’ll write something similar at the end of the Dodgers’ season too.