Okay, I've been hiding something baseball related. It's time to come clean. It's disheartening, embarrassing and really doesn't make me feel good about it. But the results are what they are.
After having season tickets for the Giants the last 25 years, my job loss last year prohibited me, my family and my buyers from renewing (some of our buyers had economic issues as well). We tried every way we could think, but it just wasn't in the card$. Fifteen years with tickets 7 rows behind home plate at Candlestick, ten years with tickets 9 rows behind the visitor's bullpen mound at AT&T. All vanished this February. It was very difficult to swallow, especially in light of our economic situation at the time.
Then it fell out of the sky and hit me on the head. I've lived my entire life without the Giants winning a championship. Now that my first year in over half my life is realized without season tickets, I realized that 2010 would be the year the Giants would win it all. It simply couldn't happen any other way. I wouldn't have tickets. Of course they would win. So, in February I predicted a Giants World Series victory. I didn't write about it because I was too ashamed, too embarrassed. But I did tell others, and I stuck to it all year long, even when they were sucking wind. We did go to a few games this year, but mostly in the bleachers or other cheaper seats.
Maybe when I get a decent job again, we'll buy tickets once more. The ticket department has already told me that my 25 years will count for seniority, so that might help out a bit. The good news is that I will remember this 2010 season for ever. I predicted it, and they not only won, but they completely dominated the post-season with one of the most amazing pitching performances I can ever remember. It will always be an incredible story. So, there you have it.