Yes, I'm aware it's not exactly Friday.
So the Giants won today -- woo! -- and moved to only 3 back of the Dodgers, and one behind the Fish and the Mets for both of the WC spots.
Which brings up two things, only one of which is that I really do hate the Dodgers. The other is: why aren't baseball fans supposed to notice the race for the WC until July or August, somewhere in there? I mean, I do absorb a fair amount of baseball information, and you'll just never hear the WC standings until after the All Star break at best...I don't listen to the broadcasters for other teams all that often, but certainly the Giants broadcasters aren't mentioning anything about it at this point, and we are now in June. And I've heard multiple times that it's "too early" to think about the WC. Why?
I don't get the sense that other sports have that taboo. The WC has been around for almost two decades now; you would think that people would start treating it as a real part of the season, no? But I don't think they do. Am I wrong about that? And if I'm right, is it just tradition? It totally puzzles me.