Thursday, October 25, 2012

I'm an Ex-San Franciscan in New York Rooting for Ex-New Yorkers in San Francisco

The last two times the Giants went to the World Series (in 2002 and 2010), I lived walking distance from the ballpark.

San Francisco City Hall in 2010.

Now the Giants are in the thick of it again, and I'm 3,000 miles away. Having three small kids in the house also makes it hard to watch games, which typically air during bedtime. (On the West Coast, they were early enough to watch with little ones.)

Another downside: When you talk about the Giants here in New York, people typically think you mean football — even during the World Series. (I've already complained about how much Google results favor the New York team over the San Francisco one.)

Actually, that raises an interesting piece of trivia: If the Giants win the World Series, it will mark the first time that teams named the Giants won the championship in both the MLB and the NFL, even when you include pre-Super Bowl NFL title games.

That's not as exciting as the 49ers winning the Super Bowl and then both Bay Area teams playing in the World Series during a magnitude 6.9 earthquake. But you can't have everything.