The NBA Finals dealt a traumatic blow to sports fans in the Bay area. The Golden State Warriors amassed the best regular-season record in NBA history, but came up short in their attempt to repeat as NBA champions. Since there’s just one NBA team in the region, it’s fair to say that the loss was felt on both ends of the Bay Bridge.
But that’s all over now, and baseball has come to take its place. The American League has the Oakland Athletics and the National League has the San Francisco Giants, and the next four days will feature a home-and-home series between the two teams. Games 1 and 2 will be played at AT&T Park on Monday and Tuesday night, with Games 3 and 4 at the Oakland Coliseum on Wednesday and Thursday Night.
With the Giants riding high atop the NL West, and the A’s several games under .500, it might appear that the series will be a mismatch. The Giants are also the defending Bay Bridge Series champs, having won five of the six games the teams played a year ago. But after nineteen years of interleague play the results are about as even as can be, with the A’s claiming 54 wins to the Giants’ 52 wins. The old cliche of “throw out the records when these two teams meet” really does seem to apply here.
So grab some tickets and head out to the park to show your favorite team some support. And if the home team should take a beating in any of the games, the GameHedge Good Game Guarantee takes some of the sting out of losing. Why not give it a try?
by R. Lincoln Harris