Found August 30, 2013 on BaySportsNet:
I hate to be one of those guys. You know, one of those fans who, when the team is bad, just throws up his hands and stops watching. No matter how long you’ve been a fan or how dedicated you are, you run the risk of being called a bandwagoner when your team is having a rough year and you become jaded and stop watching their games. So far, I’ve kept tuning in, but it’s been hard. Boy, has it been hard. When you need to swallow a bottle of Prozac just to watch your favorite team play a game, you start to wonder if the bandwagon label might be worth the risk. The Giants are awful this year. That’s a well-known fact. They’re following in the footsteps of the 1988 Dodgers, 1990 Reds, 2003 Angels, and (god forbid) 1998 Marlins as the next team to do a complete faceplant one year after winning a World Series. As the losses have piled up, Giants fans are becoming more and more desperate for October, when this miserable season can finally be put out of its misery. In the spirit of optimism, h...
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