Unbranded; without a registered trademark.

 

Vida Blue put his honorary 2010 ring up for auction, (hopefully a lifetime of béisbol memorabilia clogged his shelf-space, not something more desperate).

Closing bid: $18,678.

Ann Killion, reputable purveyor of hard truths:

Here’s a bulletin for all of you who thought that being a Giants fan was all garlic fries and panda hats; that it only meant dressing in costume, attending parades and cataloging championship moments.
What you’re experiencing right now is normal. The old normal.
This is what Giants fans who existed before 2010 are accustomed to - a slow drag through September, a wishful hope for next year. The difference is, two world championships in three seasons should be more than enough fuel to get through 55 relatively meaningless games.

Ann Killion, reputable purveyor of hard truths:

Here’s a bulletin for all of you who thought that being a Giants fan was all garlic fries and panda hats; that it only meant dressing in costume, attending parades and cataloging championship moments.

What you’re experiencing right now is normal. The old normal.

This is what Giants fans who existed before 2010 are accustomed to - a slow drag through September, a wishful hope for next year. The difference is, two world championships in three seasons should be more than enough fuel to get through 55 relatively meaningless games.

Hey Giants Nation. 
Feelin’ down about B-Dubs?
Yeah. Must sting.
I know that feeling. I remember, back through the mists of time, when a douchecanoe from Los Angeles leveraged all those good feelings from a World Series win into an endorsement for a corrupt machine politician, who would then go on to pimp our fair city to the highest bidder.
It was especially precious because the aforementioned attention whore didn’t actually care one way or the other. He just couldn’t resist the fucking camera.
I’m not saying I’m more bitter; I’m just saying I’ve been bitter longer.

Hey Giants Nation.

Feelin’ down about B-Dubs?

Yeah. Must sting.

I know that feeling. I remember, back through the mists of time, when a douchecanoe from Los Angeles leveraged all those good feelings from a World Series win into an endorsement for a corrupt machine politician, who would then go on to pimp our fair city to the highest bidder.

It was especially precious because the aforementioned attention whore didn’t actually care one way or the other. He just couldn’t resist the fucking camera.

I’m not saying I’m more bitter; I’m just saying I’ve been bitter longer.

Who is your favorite Giant to watch? 

"Buster Posey, obviously. It feels like we’re in the fever dream of a six-year-old playing pretend baseball with his Transformers, and Posey is the Optimus Prime figure that gets every big hit."
-Grant Brisbee

Who is your favorite Giant to watch?

"Buster Posey, obviously. It feels like we’re in the fever dream of a six-year-old playing pretend baseball with his Transformers, and Posey is the Optimus Prime figure that gets every big hit."

-Grant Brisbee

"Back home, they would have put me in jail for what I’m doing. Here, they’re giving me awards."
-Casino, 1995

"Back home, they would have put me in jail for what I’m doing. Here, they’re giving me awards."

-Casino, 1995

Buy me some peanuts and cracker jack.

I don’t care if I never get back.

Buy me some peanuts and cracker jack.

I don’t care if I never get back.

SFWeekly on Gloating 101:

… we’re still fairly new at this gloating thing, evidenced by a  group of Giants fans — calling themselves F*ck Yeah! SHUT UP! — who  plan to fly a plane over Dodger Stadium today with a banner that reads: “Giants 2010 Champs: BEAT LA.”
This could go down as one of the boldest gloats in sports history,  but it could still be better. Here are a few other ideas for the banner  that could work — or instigate a civil war in California.
Dodger fans: you’re not #Winning 
Aren’t California divorce laws a bitch? (Or: Jamie McCourt never loved the Dodgers)
Kempwood just doesn’t have the same ring as Mannywood 
It doesn’t work when you all wear thongs
I can see the smog of Orange County from up here
This plane will leave in the 6th inning with Dodger fans
Tommy Lasorda is turning in his grave… Wait, he’s not dead yet?
In-N-Out’s stock is plummeting now that Panda’s on a diet 
Pat Burrell has slept with more women than Mickey Rourke 
Timmy said NorCal has better weed than you do, and he would know
Zito would be your opening day starter — and bat 8th

SFWeekly on Gloating 101:

… we’re still fairly new at this gloating thing, evidenced by a group of Giants fans — calling themselves F*ck Yeah! SHUT UP! — who plan to fly a plane over Dodger Stadium today with a banner that reads: “Giants 2010 Champs: BEAT LA.”

This could go down as one of the boldest gloats in sports history, but it could still be better. Here are a few other ideas for the banner that could work — or instigate a civil war in California.

Dodger fans: you’re not #Winning

Aren’t California divorce laws a bitch? (Or: Jamie McCourt never loved the Dodgers)

Kempwood just doesn’t have the same ring as Mannywood

It doesn’t work when you all wear thongs

I can see the smog of Orange County from up here

This plane will leave in the 6th inning with Dodger fans

Tommy Lasorda is turning in his grave… Wait, he’s not dead yet?

In-N-Out’s stock is plummeting now that Panda’s on a diet

Pat Burrell has slept with more women than Mickey Rourke

Timmy said NorCal has better weed than you do, and he would know

Zito would be your opening day starter — and bat 8th

Miguel Tejada is our new shortstop.
:I
I’ve never been a vocal Sabean-hater, but $6.5 million seems like an awful lot for a 37 year-old.
As a San Franciscan, I’m new at the whole  retaining-your-World-Championship-Team-in-the-offseason thing,  so I’m unfamiliar with the protocol. But along with an  exodus of players  cashing out on their ring (Uribe) shouldn’t there also be a  countervailing wave of athletes who want to play for a championship team?  Where’s the guy who’ll take any salary hit for a taste of  champagne in November before he hangs up his cleats?
Or are we really just rooting for the laundry? How naïve am I? is what I guess I’m asking.

Miguel Tejada is our new shortstop.

:I

I’ve never been a vocal Sabean-hater, but $6.5 million seems like an awful lot for a 37 year-old.

As a San Franciscan, I’m new at the whole retaining-your-World-Championship-Team-in-the-offseason thing, so I’m unfamiliar with the protocol. But along with an  exodus of players cashing out on their ring (Uribe) shouldn’t there also be a countervailing wave of athletes who want to play for a championship team? Where’s the guy who’ll take any salary hit for a taste of champagne in November before he hangs up his cleats?

Or are we really just rooting for the laundry? How naïve am I? is what I guess I’m asking.

ladymisskate:

2010 SF Giants World Series win, as seen through the eyes of Finnerty’s NYC, ground zero for East Coast Giants fans.

BEST. REACTION. VIDEO. EVER.

Viewing instructions:

  1. Turn down the lights.
  2. Turn up the volume.
  3. Set view to full screen.
  4. Watch without scrubbing forward all the way up to 2:11.

The person who touches the screen? That’s what I did.

Travel Tips for Visiting Rangers Fans!

For an authentic San Francisco Experience, make sure to visit Fisherman’s Wharf! That’s where real San Franciscans go for fun and for great, freshly-caught seafood.

Can’t we just cancel the election until the series ends? This seems more than reasonable.

Brock Keeling, SFist