So I’m walking around in Sports Authority today with my Giants polo and cap on, just talking with my buddy and notice the National-Doyers game is on. I see the score is 2-0 in the 8th. I’m walking through the workout equipment area, and action:
Me: Man, they’re losing? Can they win a freakin’ series?
Sports Authority Staff Member: Who the Giants?
Me: No, the Nationals, my man.
SASM: Yea, the Dodgers are at the top of the standings!
Me: You guys haven’t even beat anybody yet.
SASM: Don’t worry you can come back later and I’ll give you a discount on the Giants stuff when they’re still losing to the Dodgers!
I hate fans like this. Fans that ride that bandwagon hard in April, like they’ll be there all year when we all know bleacher losers like this will not. There are probably people like this in Baltimore, Washington DC, Cleveland, and yes, especially Los Angeles. Coming into this weekend, the Nationals were 14-5 and the Doyers were 13-6. Mighty good records, yes, but who have they played? Glad you asked:
LAD: Padres (6), Pirates (3), Astros (3), Brewers (3), Braves (3). The teams with the “B” in there? The Dodgers lost 2 of 3 to both of them. The teams they beat up on (Pads, Bucs, ‘stros) are a combined 24-42 after tonight.
WASH: Cubs (3), Mets (3), Reds (4), Astros (4), Marlins (2), Padres (3). They had lost no series going into this weekend’s.
Give these teams credit: They beat teams that they were supposed to. But it’s April. Smart baseball fans realize about how much more of the season is left. That’s a lot of time for the predictable and the unpredictable. It’s only fair to say any city would have the fans spewing the type of stupidity I got to hear today, but don’t be that fan. Be smarter than that. You make your team, and the sport of baseball look bad when you talk standings this early in the season.