What Is Wrong With People?

Congratulations to the San Francisco Giants on winning the World Series last night.  Not many “experts” had them beating Detroit, not to mention sweeping the Tigers.  I guess there is something to be said about a group of ballplayers playing together as a team.

It is safe to say that former Nole Buster Posey is the leader of that team.  But Buster did not win the Series by himself.  Pablo Sandoval became the 4th player in Series history to hit three homers in a game in Game 1, and two of them were off of Justin Verlander.  The “Panda” joined Babe Ruth (twice), Reggie Jackson (who is probably my least favorite athlete of all time) and Albert Pujols.  Barry Zito, he of the 2002 AL Cy Young Award, and most recently left off the playoff roster in 2010, pitched stellar in his last two starts.  Marco Scutaro, traded from the Red Sox to Colorado then to San Francisco, hit .500 in the NLCS and made a key play on a relay in Game 2 to nail Prince Fielder at the plate.  Sergio Romo stepped in as the team’s closer and more than held his own.

My point in all that?  That when people are all working toward the same goal and put egos aside, anything is possible.  Which leads me to the point of this entry (somewhat).

What is wrong with people?

I get that the people of San Francisco are excited that their Giants won the World Series, but did it have to turn in to a riot?  Why do people feel the need to celebrate by setting a bus on fire?  What does that prove?  All that it proves is that you can commit arson.  I am sure the players mentioned above, and the rest of the Giants would rather people did not do that type of thing.  It is, to put it plainly, stupid.  In the end, all that was done was create more work for cleanup crews in the city.

Congratulations to the Giants, again.  And shame on the thugs that decided that winning the World Series was a good time for a riot.  Your lack of class reflects poorly on the city, and by extension, on the Giants.

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