I have been wearing orange and black for the past 2 or so weeks nonstop as the San Francisco Giants played in the playoffs and then the World Series. I made an instant friend at the new job (he loves theatre AND the Giants) and we held each other’s proverbial hand through this series. Crying (inside) together (via text) as they lost 10-0 in the second to last game, being excited as fuck when they won the game before that 11-4, and last night the Giants finally won the World Series – for the third time in five years! We’ll both be sporting orange and black today in the office. (My supervisor, who is from Missouri, most likely won’t!)

The photo above was sent to me by my friend Ryan who I met at the bar Finnerty’s in the East Village last year watching one of the games. He’s from San Francisco and just happened to be going to Kansas City for work yesterday and he got into the game. No idea what he paid, but he was an outsider there to say the least.

While the Series was fun, I’m glad to have my evenings back for a year now. Other sports? What other sports? Come on. 

San Francisco Giants World Series Trophy Viewing, Pt. 2

I went to see the San Francisco Giants World Series trophy two years ago when they won in 2010 at Finnerty’s in the East Village. Today I went back [to Finnerty’s] with my parents to see their newest trophy after their 2012 win. The line was long, the fans were crazy, and there was lots of orange and black. 

The hat I’m wearing in this photo is about twenty years old. I recently found it on a shelf in my brother’s room. I reclaimed it because I got it when I was probably six or seven. (Also: my brother is a Mets fan, so he probably didn’t notice or care.)

So this is the result of today’s line waiting (it’s my dad and I, my parents took another one after sans me). Go Giants!

Let’s go, Giants.

My dad’s favorite team since he was 8 has been the San Francisco Giants, so this is obviously the team that I was raised to like (when I could muster up the energy to care about sports). When I was growing up I went to see them every year play the Mets, and I visited AT&T Park when I was in San Francisco a few years ago.

This boa was actually purchased in Amsterdam, when the Netherland’s football team was in the finals for the Eurocup in 2008. Yup, it made it through customs on the way back and everything.

Tonight’s the fourth game, and they’ve won the previous three, so if they win tonight, the World Series is over! Fingers crossed!