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Wednesday, January 7th, 2015 10:07 pm

The San Francisco Giants, my all-time favorite baseball team, said that they were going to have the trophy at their new Triple A franchise today, and that they would bring all three trophies. Having missed the stop on both the 2010 and 2012 trophies, I figured I’d go down to Raley Field and see them all.

After three hours in line (arriving when the gates opened, and looping around three sides of Raley Field), my sister and I had almost arrived at the gate when they closed them. Sure, I got a voucher for some Rivercats game. But it wasn’t really what I wanted. I mean, sure the Rivercats are going to be the Triple A franchise for the Giants starting this season, and I was probably going to go out to a few games.

But a Rivercats game is not the world series trophies for a team I have been following since I was a kid.

So I feel pretty miserable and awful right now — especially considering it’s pretty amazing the Giants had won *three*. To have to wait for #4 — a trophy that may not come for 50 years, as it took 52 years and three tries for the Giants to win their first in San Francisco — is a huge slap in the face that a Rivercats voucher isn’t quite enough to make up for.

And the fact that this event was the *only* event in the entire Sacramento Metro Area…yeah.

The Giants should have made this a longer event on a weekend. It would have been an awesome way to welcome their new Triple A franchise into the fold, and it could have been a festive day. It would have been good for both the Giants and the Rivercats. Instead, I’m left with a sour taste for both my favorite baseball franchise, and their Triple A team.

This wasn’t the way to do it, guys.

This blog isn’t exactly a big blog on the Internet, and I really don’t expect either the Giants or the Rivercats to say anything about this clusterfsck. But it hurts, in its way.

My sunset over Raley Field (the picture that accompanies this blog) feels oddly appropriate. It got retweeted by the Rivercats. At the time, I was so excited, but I thought I’d see the trophy at that point, too. So much for that.

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Monday, December 20th, 2010 02:21 pm

image

No kid should ever have to write a letter like this to Santa Claus.  Never.

(Seen in local postal annex.)

Mirrored from retstak.org.

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Monday, December 20th, 2010 02:21 pm

image

No kid should ever have to write a letter like this to Santa Claus.  Never.

(Seen in local postal annex.)

Mirrored from retstak.org.

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Wednesday, April 28th, 2010 06:47 pm

While stumbling around geocaching yesterday, I found this in the park I was searching:

I open the floor to y’all.

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katster: (sell the world)
Sunday, March 19th, 2006 04:30 am
Three years ago on this date, I wrote this:

But I'm scared of what's going to happen in the next few hours, when my nation finally stops being the good guy. Not that Saddam is the good guy either. I think this is going to be a war in which there are no good guys.

There are no good guys. My world is a colder and bleaker place today.



It's strange to realize how oddly prescient I was.

Not that it makes me any happier, you know.

So, what do we do now?
katster: (wistful)
Saturday, February 25th, 2006 01:59 am
I think I'll move to Australia.

Today was lousy, and there's sometimes problems that the situational depression will kick off a bout of the evil horrible depression beast. And I've been cruising for this anyway.

I don't know if I want to talk about it right now.

...because it's a lot of stupid niggly things, and if I could stop caring...

but I can't

I don't know, right now, but I've just got to get through the long dark night, and maybe it'll be better tomorrow.

But i have to do the dishes first -- and my mother nagged me twice about them in the span of five minutes.

I don't know.

it's a litany of things, that maybe if they're fixed, it might help. Some of it silly, all of it...

yeah.

bad day. and I think my brain just realized it's February.

I'm spinning in circles here, so I'll just shut up and try to get my head on straight.

g'night LJ world.

it's been a bad day/ please don't take a picture/ it's been a bad day/ please