In the midst of a contentious election, with the mideast on fire, the Chinese dishing up old grudges with the Japanese, and numerous accounts of assaults, burglaries and drunkeness in today’s police blotter, is there any reason to hope for good news?
Yes. The San Francisco Giants appear to be headed for the division title. Across the bay, the underfunded but feisty Oakland A’s are closing in on at least a shot at the American League wildcard. Could there be a rematch of the 1989 battle of the bay World Series?
The last time it happened it was so momentous that the earth itself moved, providing some drama to what was proving to be a rather boring blow-out by LaRussa’s A’s. Californians put aside old rivalries and worked together to save lives and rebuild our broken cities. After a reasonable break, the games went on.
Could it happen again? Hope springs eternal among the faithful. But this time, let’s skip the earthquake.