With apologies to Texas fans, who I’m sure are just as invested.
First, let me say I know nothing about sports. Yes, the entire grouping of sports that do not include hooves. I tease Micah and Shaun, who love baseball, basketball, and football, by pretending to know less than I do.
Example: during something called the “Final Four” (?) Micah and Shaun were so tense I thought I’d lighten things up a little. I know the Final Four is basketball. That’s all I know. So I say things like: “Why did the umpire do that?” and “How come the umpire isn’t wearing stripes?”
They hate me.
The Giants made it to the World Series. I know this, because I actually watched the games. (FEAR THE BEARD!) I got excited! I asked a billion questions! I don’t know what anything means! (Except of course, that the Skater Dude is a phenomenal pitcher, that’s just obvious.) But all these balls and strikes and how many balls walk the player to base? How clear is that? And foul balls? I get the foul ball zone. Easy. But how come you can hit the ball a million times and not have it be a strike if it always goes into a foul?
So I’m asking questions like “can you steal home base?” and “why does everyone spit?”
Shaun and Micah went somewhere else to watch tonight’s game. There’s another question I don’t get answered. I come from the “If you win the game you won the game” planet. I do NOT understand how The Giants made it into the World Series, and won, and now they have to play AGAIN to see who wins?