Sunday, October 10, 2010
Nobody focuses on the Giants like my dad
My dad (aka Poppy) can tell you anything you want to know about the Giants.
He can casually rattle off the 1954 Giants' roster...
He can give you a scouting report on the current team...
When new players come up from Fresno, he is anticipating their arrival...
When prospects are tearing up San Jose, he has his eye on them.
He is NOT a casual baseball fan. Far from it.
But he is unique.
He has Giants tunnel vision.
I used to think he only knew about the National League.
But he really only knows the Giants and whomever they are playing THAT DAY.
A case in point.
Today the Yankees clinched the Division Series as the Twins did a brilliant impersonation of the Polish Army circa 1939.
The Yankees of course are chocked full of Superstars and many played today.
A-Rod, Jeter, Teixeira, Cano and Rivera all played.
So did All Stars Swisher and Hughes.
And former All Stars Posada and Hughes.
They had a GALAXY of stars... and stormed into the ALCS with the biggest marquee names in the show.
I got an e mail from my dad tonight.
I hardly know who most of the players are!!
No you shouldn't Poppy... not until they play the Giants in the World Series.
(And if that happens, nobody will be able to tell you more about the Yankees than my dad.)