September 17, 2010

Baseball (!!)

With 15 games left on the schedule, the San Francisco Giants (83-64) took over first place in the National League's West Division last night, demolishing the hapless Los Angeles Dodgers of Los Angeles 10-2. It's there to be found out in the forthcoming final two weeks of play whether this proves to be the high point of the season for the Giants or instead a local maximum on a path ascending to the global maximum of the Championship of Major League Baseball itself.

Any victory is sweet, and any victory over the Dodgers is sweeter, but especially a victory clinching this year's season series against what are surely, even to the dispassionate eye, a bunch of bums. "Well, the lads beat the Dodgers that year," is all the good that can be said to salvage the memory of many a season for the Giants, more's the pity, as all the club's fans are aware. But it  can be said of this season, now, at the very least. The Giants beat the Dodgers this year. Baseball has done some good again.

1 comment:

rampster said...

Excelsior is a Latin and archaic English word meaning "ever higher.", if I may be allowed a wish... a fervent one on inspection.