Yesterday, the Oakland A's won a playoff series against the Twins, and will move on now to face either Detroit or the Yankees. I'm happy for the team, which is hard to dislike, and for my sister Chris (fan since 1968 or so) and my niece Julie (wasn't born yet in '68 or I betcha she'd have already been a fan, too).
But I was reading an article in today's Chronicle about A's fans celebrating the end of a little mini-curse that had seen their fine team miss out on post-season glory in recent times. And I came across this quote, from one Colbert Tse:
"I've been waiting for this moment for six years -- six years. It's great."
Six years -- six years.
Boo fucking hoo. Fans of the San Francisco Giants have been waiting for 48 years -- 48 years. We'd have been waiting longer, but the team didn't move here until 1958.