I Think I'm Turning Japanese



So the bad taste in my mouth (see previous entry) has been replaced by the sweet taste of victory!

The Giants beat the Phillies today @ Philly, which makes things even sweeter. It was game 6 and was looking pretty exciting, but watching from Japan just means seeing a pitch-by-pitch cartoon rather than streaming video, so I just couldn't wait to get it over with! We won 3-2, which means we are the National League champs and facing off against the Rangers in our first World Series since 1989. That was the "Battle of the Bay," for those of you who don't follow baseball, where SF played the Oakland A's just across the bay. There was a huge earthquake (the famous Loma Prieta quake) in the middle of the series. SF lost. The last time we won a series was in the 50's. So needless to say, we don't have the best of luck when it comes to the World Series, so this is just a small moment of well deserved happiness for the boys in orange and black after years of terrible records and steroid scandals. So let me just have this little moment, okay? :-)

Of course, I am kind of bitter that the best season they've had in recent years has to end while I'm in Japan. It's so hard to keep up with the mayhem with Facebook being my only way to partake in any celebration! No one in Japan really cares about American baseball! So sad I can't be there.

At any rate, I am super excited, and congrats to the Giants and good luck next week! SO EXCITED I CAN'T TURN OFF MY CAPS!

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