Who should I root for in the World Series?

Couldn’t really do this picture since I don’t own a Giants cap.

I am still sad that my Oakland A’s are no longer in the postseason. But I am still a baseball fan and I care about what happens in this sport. Which leads me to today, Game 1 of the World Series.

Since my team lost to the Royals, naturally I will cheer for the team that eliminated my team. The Royals are exciting and they haven’t had this kind of success since 1985. They play a fun brand of ball and I am an American League guy. I know that team well. They have this really cool fan. I like them. All signs point for me to cheer for the Royals.

On the other hand, the Giants are the Bay Area and I love the city of San Francisco. Any good mojo that comes the Bay Area’s way, is always good. I have no problems with the team. I don’t hate the team like many other A’s fans. I have tons of friends who are Giants fans — with about half of them on the bandwagon — which is annoying. That’s really the only thing I have against the team: all their bandwagon fans.

So who do I root for? Who should I root for? I’m leaning towards the Royals. They are a better storyline. The Giants already had their fun. Let the new team get a slice of the pie. But if it doesn’t, oh well, good for the Giants.

Fans are still bitter that the River Cats sold themselves to the Giants

Now that it’s official, the River Cats have announced their new affiliation with the Giants. Much like last time, the Twitter reaction was not nice and NSFW.

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Sacramento River Cats end affiliation with Oakland Athletics and Twitter explodes with anger

The Sacramento River Cats are ending their ties with the Oakland Athletics. The Triple-A team had been with the A’s for 15 years. It is believed that the popularity of the San Francisco Giants and their fan base would be better than what the current situation is with the A’s, despite the already high attendance numbers.

So in essence, this was a move by the River Cats to jump on the Giants bandwagon and abandon the A’s. At least, that’s how some people on Twitter are in reacting to this news. Some of the language is NSFW.

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They’re selling A’s-Giants split caps at the Coliseum?

When the A’s and Giants met in the World Series, these caps were born.

When the two met again in 1997 for the first ever year of Interleague Play, these caps were dusted off from the closet.

Now New Era and MLB are selling these caps? What a shame!

The Battle of the Bay Interleague Series is starting to lose its steam

One of the things I really enjoyed about the Interleague matchup between the Giants and A’s is that it was a three-game set at one park and a three-game set at another. Nowadays because of the Astros’ move to the American League, it’s harder to make that happen.

This year, the Bay Bridge Series is only a four-game affair, with the teams splitting the games at their home park. Not only are they playing fewer games, but the games are in the middle of the week. These used to be set aside for the weekend. Instead, now it’s a Monday to Thursday deal.

I still get excited for this matchup but it’s not as cool when it’s shortened and moved to the middle of the week. At least it’s right before the All-Star Break, so people can get their jollies on about this right in the middle of the summer. But it’s not as cool as it once was.

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Branding hashtag makes Giants Twitter give out false information

On Twitter, the San Francisco Giants brand themselves as #SFGiants. That’s their twitter hashtag. It’s short and effective. Good.

But when sharing some information about Tim Lincecum’s no-hitter, they had to find a way to put that hashtag in. Unfortunately, their tweet ended up giving the wrong information.

As you can see, both Christy Mathewson and Tim Lincecum hold multiple no-hitters in Giants franchise history. But the tweet reads as if Mathewson wore a San Francisco Giants uniform when he threw his no-nos. That’s not true. Mathewson spent his days with the Giants while the team was in New York. He retired way before the Giants moved west.

Branding your image is one thing. But when it becomes a habit, stuff like this happens.

Giants ask fans to publicly tweet their phone numbers again and the fans did as told

Remember when the Giants asked their fans to tweet their phone numbers publicly? Well, they did it again and fans followed their leader.

And so people decided to tweet their phone numbers publicly. Maybe I should give them a call just to screw with them.

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