When the Giants beat the Nationals, I kinda had a feeling it would lead to this. I mean, who are we kidding? We’re baseball fans, we believe in all kinds of stupid superstitions: The Curse of the Bambino, The Cubs goat curse, and now #EvenYear.
If you were watching during the regular season, you would have thought anyone but the Giants and Royals would have been in the Fall Classic. These were two teams that finished the regular season with less than 90 wins, yet here they were, taking the World Series to seven games. These were two teams that were playing with house money throughout the entire playoffs. You’d be foolish to say that the two were the best teams going into the postseason. But what this postseason, and what most postseasons, tends to teach us is that the team that wins the World Season does not have to be the best team during the regular season. They simply have to be the best team in October.
So there, San Francisco, that’s about as close as I’ll get to ever saying the Giants were good. Let’s be real, the Giants beat some good teams so that they can beat an equally mediocre team tonight. In fact, this series was like watching two average schmucks duke it out over a pair of corduroys. Congratulations Giants, you beat the Royals and that makes you dicks, by default. And that’s a win in my book.
If there is anything baseball teaches us, year after year, it is that life sucks and it is not worth living. No wait, it is that we must move forward, and some ethereal poetic nonsense. In all seriousness, we do have something to look forward to. With the offseason coming, we get to see what the new man in town, Andrew Friedman brings to our beloved team. At the very least, however, next season is something to look forward to, even if it is because baseball simply resumes. So long 2014 season, I wish I never knew you.