A Giant Sucking Sound: this writer

I began the year with a win-win situation: I would rip the Giants and have plenty of opportunities to do it, because they would probably be a .500 team this year, just as they have been for the last four years since going to the World Series in 2002. And when they started off with a record of 2 wins and 8 losses, it looked like I was going to have plenty of material.

But since April 13, for the last two weeks, they have won 10 of 11 and 8 in a row, only last night completing a sweep of the Dodgers in Los Angeles, a feat they hadn’t accomplished in five years. Even more improbably, closer Armando Benitez has 7 saves in 7 appearances and a 2.16 ERA. Impossible as it seemed two weeks ago when they journeyed off to a rainy, cold Pittsburgh, the Giants are in first place.

So the only suckage around here is me. But like I said, it’s a win-win situation. Because I love the Giants. I love when they win. And my attempt to get ahead of the curve was only a way to inoculate myself against another year of disappointment.

Just when I thought I was out, they sucked me back in. Go Giants!

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