Let’s… Go… Bankrupt!
Overheard at Monday night’s Giants-Dodgers game (won, inevitably, by the forces of good): fans chanting “Let’s go bankrupt!”
Geez, I hope Vin Scully didn’t hear them. (It’s catchy, though. I wonder if the dozens of fans remaining in Chavez Ravine will pick it up and make it their own. That is, before leaving their seats in the 7th inning and steeling themselves to the harrying journey through the lawless Thunderdome that is the Dodger Stadium parking lot.)
Still, cheer up, both of you Dodger fans! On Wednesday the inevitable happened. The world-champion, first-place Giants lost a game to the lowly Dodgers. After winning six straight against the Bums, the Giants finally gave one back when a line-up made up largely of Giants injury replacements couldn’t score off of Clayton Kershaw, one of the Dodgers’ few remaining decent players.
Such is life in a pennant race.
(Note to Dodger fans: a “pennant race” is what happens when it’s late summer and your team isn’t yet focused on its off-season plans.)
[Photo Credit: TMZ.com image of Dodger owner Frank McCourt. Seems like a nice fellow. Why is TMZ hassling him?]