I thought we were done with this. The arguments… they really never change. I feel they are tired points being brought up by both sides. You could summarize all the arguments with this tweet I made on Monday:
Angry A’s-Giants dialogue summary: “More titles in the Bay!” “2 in 3!” “More real fans!” “Cool stadium, bro.” “1989!” “Buster Posey!”
— Stuart Jones (@HeHitsItDeeeeep) May 27, 2013
Followers of the teams going back and forth just to somehow prove their team is the better Bay Area team. Why. Why why why. Actually, I know why, because these people want to be right. They want to win the argument that their team is better and they have better fans. My opinion on the matter?
Who. The. Heck. Cares.
Really, why do you care so much? Are you mad that the Giants have had more ultimate success than the A’s lately? Are you mad that the Oakland A’s have more trophies in the display case? Are you mad San Francisco outdraws you two-fold in the majority of your games? Are you mad that due to your team’s winning ways that a horde of bandwagon fans have come along for the ride, and you know in your heart of hearts they will disappear once the winning stops?
Why. Do. You. Care. When will the dialogue evolve?
Why can’t the trash talk be about what’s going on in 2013? — because even that would be more intellectual than the garbage being recycled. At least that’s relevant to the matter at hand, not some roundabout conversation being done to impress the mommy and/or daddy that’s not around to celebrate the winner. Why can’t the trash talk be the light-hearted, “hey, your team is under .500 and mine isn’t, watch us sweep you,” and then the unexpected “ha! my team just swept your over-.500 team”? Too simple, I suppose.
While I don’t know if this is what happens during Raiders-49ers games, I can guess the arguments at least evolve a little bit at the very least because they have a whole week to get ready for a game, yet there are Giants and A’s fans insisting on enjoying their time with the dead horse.
I can’t name one person that cares outside of the two fanbases whether the Giants or A’s have a better fanbase, and in this case, I do think that means something. Do you care who has the better fanbase between Angels-Dodgers, Marlins-Rays, Red Sox-Yankees, Braves-Phillies, Astros-Rangers? Of course not. I’m not saying the two have to get along, but each set of fans that insists on repeating themselves should go on timeout and think about how dumb they sound. Please. Move on.