I have a problem. OK, I have many problems but that's beside the point.
This one just came up last night, at around 10:30.
Do I cheer for these fellas
I realize some of you are thinking that's a no brainer V, you live in Texas, duh!
Not so fast my dear friend.
You see, I grew up in California. One hundred miles south of the City by the Bay. The Giants were MY team. I spent endless hours listening to them on my transistor radio.
What's that? What did you say? You've never heard of a transistor radio? Oh. OK. Think SIRUS raido in prehistoric terms. With a bunch of commercials and a very tinny sound, and stations that faded in and out. They were portable and ran on double AA batteries. They were virtually indestructible. Oh, I miss them. But I digress.
During this time of deep and unabashed devotion, the Giants NEVER won a World Series, nor a pennant.
And now, here they are. Contenders. Potential champs. But...
There's the Rangers.
Husband and I have attended many a Ranger game. Daughter was a big fan growing up, she still is. We were there when Kenny Rogers pitched his perfect game. We've followed them through good years and not so good years.
The Rangers have never won anything. Ever.
And now, here they are. Contenders. Potential champs.
When I was in Utah a few weeks ago, I asked Son-in-law what would happen in their household should the World Series be a Rangers/Giants match up, never thinking that it would actually turn out this way. You see, he, being from the Bay Area, is a ginormous Giants fan and Daughter, as I mentioned is a ginormous Rangers fan.
S-I-L said there was no question as to whom they would be cheering on, the Giants. To which Daughter responded, not so fast mi esposo.
And then there's me. I have conflict and I'm just one person!
So, Baby Sis, what are you going to do. Don't deny you're a Rangers fan. I saw your Facebook post where you were giddy they were beating the Yankees then sad that they had blown the lead. Oh, yeah I know how you feel about my Rangers. But, I also know you are a big aficionado of the Giants.
What to do, what to do.
After reading the comments by S-I-L and Baby Sis I must respond.
SIL, I understand what you mean about Looney Tunes, they are the only true cartoon to EVER exist. What kids watch nowadays are sorry excuses for entertainment.
Baby Sis, I had forgotten about us scaring the postal worker out of his skin. I'm laughing out loud right now as I recall that memory.
I must take a stand, so I will.
My love fest with the Giants is over. I'd left my heart in San Francisco for a long time but I got it back and it's now deep in the heart of Texas(sorry I couldn't resist).
There I admitted it.
I don't even know who they are any more. My most recent contact with them was during their dubious run with the Phillies. And the guy with the beard...what is that all about??? He looks like a walking billboard for Just for Men. Eeww!
I will be pulling for the Rangers. I know where I live, I know what side my bread is buttered. I will not root for losers. I will root for the team that will WIN!!
If the Rangers were not in the mix I would root for the Giants. Honest I would. And, come on admit it. If the Giants weren't in the mix you two would so be pulling for the Rangers. Go ahead say I'm right, 'cause you know I am.
There now, don't you feel better.
Just remember, after all is said and done, we will still be family.