Seriously, guys. Everyone here is a Red Sox fan. Everyone. And if they’re not a Red Sox fan, they still hate the Yankees. It’s a little bit eerie, actually. As I landed in Boston yesterday, a woman behind me was filling in her kids on the Sox game and said something about Cody Ross. I was this close to turning around and being all, “2010 World Series, baby!” when I realized that I was in Boston now and they were not the least bit interested in the 2010 World Series. I picked up my black-and-white checkered tote and zipped my lips.
I missed last night’s game because being a West Coast fan on the East Coast is horrible and I couldn’t stay awake, but I hear it was quite depressing anyway. I would be lying if I said I was all sad about missing it. Interleague Play has not treated us terribly well so far this year and I’m more nervous than I should be, heading into the Bay Bridge Matchup. Series loss to the Rangers, series loss to the Mariners and now a series loss to the Angels. When this Giants team is good, it’s really, really good. But when it’s bad? It’s really, really bad. Not that there were’t good things about last night’s game and the past few series’ in general – Vogelsong did pretty much the best he could have, three runs over seven innings – but otherwise, they just seem off, for lack of a better word. Everyone’s healthy, but not everyone’s good.
Also, the Angels of Anaheim are doing better than they should be. It helps that the Rangers are 9-1 in their last 10, but the Angels are also 7-3 and exactly five games back. Too close for comfort? Yes.
The Giants meanwhile, are 4-6 in their last 10, but that’s exactly the same as the Dodgers, so nothing is too disastrous after all. San Francisco is four games back from first place and heading into a series against the A’s who, while they might be hot right now, are sure to cool off sometime. And starting tomorrow is sure to be “sometime”.
Am I not the best inspirational speaker in the history of the Giants blogosphere? (Admittedly short history, but still.)
Go Red So– aah. No. This city is not getting to me.