The 2012 World Series Boycott
By Scott Andes
Don’t watch the World Series guys. Why torture yourself? I’m not. I’m boycotting the World Series this year. I’ve never done that before, but I feel it’s appropriate this season. I know what some Giants fans may call me. They might call me a poor sport, but I’m not I assure you.
Look, the Giants are having a tremendous year. There is no question. They won the NL West, then somehow made it through to the World Series again, for the second time in three years. I’m not a poor sport, really, I’m not, I just don’t care to watch the series this year. Besides, whether I ‘m watching or not watching, has no effect on the series. The Giants are playing in another World Series, and there’s nothing we can do about it. Meanwhile our beloved Boys in Blue are at home watching on t.v. like the rest of us. It’s been a tough year for us Dodger fans. It’s frustrating. The only good thing is there are 28 other teams in the same boat. Misery loves company right?
If the Giants do win the World Series this year, fine, because I won’t be watching. I heard Pablo Sandoval hit three home runs last night, which is very impressive, (he hit two off of Justin Verlander, becoming just the fourth player to ever hit three home runs in a World Series game, joining Babe Ruth, Reggie Jackson, and Albert Pujols.) but I didn’t see it. So when Marco Scutaro hits seven home runs tonight, I won’t be watching. Maybe the Tigers will help us out tonight? Can somebody please tell me why every single opposing team the Giants play utterly rolls over every game? Every move the Giants make this year turns into gold. It was Cody Ross in 2010, and this year Colorado gave Scutaro to the Giants for virtually nothing. A bag of peanuts, and a cool-a-coo, naturally. It’s truly sickening.
I didn’t watch when the Giants won the division this year, or when they won the pennant, and I’m certainly not going to watch them win another championship. I didn’t see the highlights, and I made sure to stay away from any news that night. I don’t want to see it. I do not want the last images of the 2012 season in my head being the Giants raising another World Series flag at Phony Book Park. If that happens I will stick my fingers in my ears, and bury my head in the sand like an ostrich. Why would any Dodger fans want to watch this? So guys, I’m advising you to do the same. Don’t watch tonight. Go watch something else. Go do something else. Heck get out of the house. There’s plenty of stuff to watch or do instead. So here is a top ten list of stuff to do for Dodger fans instead of watching the World Series.
1. Eat a Dodger Dog.
2. Take a nap.
3. Watch a movie
4. Watch old reruns of your favorite t.v. shows.
5. Watch Jersey Shore.
6. Do a Gangnam style dance in your living room
7. Do your home work
8. Watch old highlights from the 1988 World Series
9. Watch Paint dry.
10. Read Lasorda’s Lair!!!!
I would rather do any of those things then watching the World Series this year. Hopefully the Tigers can win it this year, but if not, I won’t be watching. I’m not going to torture myself this year, and neither should you guys. Seriously guys, go do something else tonight. Spring training can’t come soon enough for us.