But giant fans always enter the season with another goal in mind: defeat the Dodgers.
In Thursday night’s National League Division Series winner-all game 5 at Oracle Park, the Giants can take their fans one step closer to their goal by helping them complete it.
“That’s why you play,” said Giants catcher Buster Posey.
Yeah Al that sounds pretty crap to me, Looks like BT aint for me either.
This Game 5 weighs a lot. The stakes are that one of the top two baseball teams in 2021 will see the end of the season in a cold and sudden way – some might even say it would be unfair.
But with animosity like the Giants-Dodgers, more is happening.
However, the two teams have been playing each other since 1890, when Dodgers was known as the Bride.
And they are the two most successful teams in the history of the National League. The Dodgers have 24 pens, the Giants 23.
This means that Thursday will be the biggest game of this feud since Bobby Thompson hit “Shot Hard, Round the World” in 1951.
No, when it comes to anticipation and pre-game significance, Game 5 stands out with some of the biggest games in recent giant history: Game 7 in the 2002 and 2014 World Series.
An important game – it’s heavy – that’s why I never understood the fans of the giants who have at least the roots of the path of resistance this post-season. Yes, there were people who were connecting to play cardinals instead of dodgers in this division series matchup.
Where’s the fun in that?
Success comes from challenges.
And for me, the Dodgers are a challenge.
What a victory this would be for the giants to finally finish on Thursday. If that happened then the celebration would be unprecedented. Disappointment if San Francisco fails? The next step.
But these are the very emotions that tell you that you are really alive – that what is happening is something special.