SF Giants vs Texas Rangers
Uh oh...looks like I'll be at odds with my sister and my blogging buddies.
Let's play nice, ok?! Ok...
I was pointed to this article in the Dallas Morning News and it set my ire.
Apparently, San Franciscans are too gay, too girly, too liberal, too democratic to play baseball. Uh, really? Oh and let's not mention being demonic because our colors are orange, white and black instead of red, white and blue.
So, San Francisco doesn't deserve to play baseball because of all those things. But if Mr. Steve Blow was sitting in AT&T Park, he would be witness to American Pride for our city's baseball team. Or if he happened to visit any bar or tv viewing restaurant, he would see patrons stop in the middle of the meals to cheer. We are a baseball town who has actually played in the World Series before! We've been here...we're good at it!
I think it's sad that this journalist wrote this article. He just exemplifies all those stereotypes that exist about Texas. San Francisco is a town that has changed over the years but what it has always been is accepting of people who run away from the life they had before. From people who didn't accept them...for whatever reason. It embraces them and we are a mishmosh of ethnic groups, cultural diversity, interests and such. And there are now more transplants (people originally from other states/countries) than there are true San Franciscans. But I haven't seen any SF-based journalists write a bashing article about Texas or saying that the Rangers shouldn't be playing in this game.
Shame on you Mr. Blow. With a name like that, you're lucky that you aren't in SF. Because you know, the gays might get confused and think it's a request. I was kidding with that comment but I'm sure he may think it's a reality.
What happened to the simple basics of baseball? They play, we root for our teams and whoever wins played the best, we shake hands and get on with our day. Isn't that what we try to teach the children of today? It's not about who wins, it's about who plays the best and plays with integrity.
So let's root, bite our nails, have fun...and whoever ends up winning this thing...played the best.
I'm back from NY and I'm exhausted from walking about 50 blocks a day. Exhausted!! I'm caught up in baseball fever and getting things ready for my folks who are finally coming back home after 5 months away. I'm not sure if it's more work with them gone or here. Time will tell.
I'll talk more about NY later. I'm so tired and have been busy catching up on blogs and paperwork and bills and omg, why does everyone have to have their birthday at the same time gift-shopping stress.
I will warn you that I don't have pictures to share of NY. I know! Can you believe it!? I was on the plane talking to this nice NYer about how it's my first trip and at that moment, I realized I forgot my camera at home. Don't you hate that? All night I felt like I was forgetting something and I couldn't figure it out. And of course, I remember...on the plane. I was so upset! But I had a wonderful time despite it. So good a time that I want to go back sooner than later. Must start planning!!
Until next time...