Tuesday, October 21, 2014

World Series Game 1 Thread: NL West 2nd Place Finishers @ AL Central 2nd Place Finishers, 5p


James Shields (0-0, -.--) vs. Ashley Madison (0-0, -.--)

Whatever.

Really, how are Dodger fans supposed to be motivated to watch the third Giants World Series appearance in five years? What, are we supposed to cheer for the team in blue with the inept manager because it feels familiar? I guess. Not really that strong a motivator, given how we know in our heart of hearts that the baseball gods hate us, hate joy of any kind, and will OF COURSE allow the Giants to squash the feel-good story of the Royals.

At least if we don't watch, the streak of abysmal ratings for the Giants in the World Series will continue. There is a slight possibility there will be an uptick in ratings due to people tuning in to see if the Royals can go 12-0, but that would be immediately snuffed out by a Game 1 loss.

So yeah, we're still bitter. Maybe we'll hate-watch. Maybe we'll tune in to see if the "Ned Yost, Super Genius" story continues. Or maybe we'll just watch every Simpsons episode ever. I think I'll watch this one first:


38 comments:

Orel said...

I'll watch. I guess I love baseball more than I hate the Giants

Hideo Nomo said...

Yeah, I'm probably going to watch too, at least until The Flash is on.

The Harold Reynolds-isms will make for good Twitter fodder.

Hideo Nomo said...

New avi for the WS.

Hideo Nomo said...

If Fred's Brim clicks this link, he will get really angry.

Orel said...

Now I have to look up if Nomo actually played for the Royals, or if Gnomes is a master Photoshopper

Hideo Nomo said...

Nope! He did! (Though I just learned that today too.)

This is the pinnacle of my Photoshoppery, if that tells you anything.

Hideo Nomo said...

Man, that Puig 'shop was from THIS SEASON. Seems like forever ago.

Orel said...

I had no idea

karen said...

FUCK the even years curse!

Yeah, I'm bitter.

Still.

Orel said...

The Royals have cheerleaders?

Orel said...

One advantage of not making the World Series: not having to embarrass yourself in a pre-game music video

karen said...

Orel...I'm so glad you said that. I was like "What the fuck is this?" Then thought maybe I was just being a bitch.

Orel said...

Ha! I thought maybe I was just being a bitch too

karen said...

You?? Never!!

karen said...

And so it begins.

Orel said...

Giants already up 1-0 in the 1st

karina said...

I think I'm gonna get consumed by hate

karina said...

BASEBALL GODS HATE US

Orel said...

Shit. Pence HR makes it 3-0. Still 2 out

Orel said...

Welcome to the club, Karina!

karina said...

@Orel I want to be optimistic but I guess the Giants killed that

Orel said...

Bumgarner: 4 pitches, 1 out

Hideo Nomo said...

Hey, so...fuck this shit.

karen said...

What little bit of interest I was able to muster up for this series is all but gone. Something good needs to happen PDQ.

Orel said...

Everything going the Giants' way, as usual

Orel said...

This has been the least enjoyable baseball season in a long time. Between the Time-Warner thing and the Giants winning the World Series

Franklin Stubbs said...

Well, this is shit.

karen said...

A hit for the Blue team!!!

karen said...

What a suckfest this is.

Orel said...

At least Suckfest has settled down. I mean Shields.

Orel said...

Holy shit, you NEVER see Brandon Crawford make an error like that. Let's see the the Royals can capitalize

Orel said...

Royals swing at a lot of SHIT

karina said...

there's a hint of Royals playing Dodger baseball there

*bitter*

Orel said...

Bases loaded, first-pitching swinging weak ground out. Yep

karina said...

stop it now, Royals!

Orel said...

The worst

karina said...

and I missed Pretty Little Liars Halloween special for this :(

karen said...

Final score - 7-1 Evil.

The pain never ends.