The fans have spoken! The Dodgers/Giants pregame ceremony was beautiful.
It’s awful that some fans feel the need to take a “fun” rivalry to the extreme. Don’t get me wrong, I like “hating” the giants, and I don’t want the Padres to be in the top 2, but still, it’s just wrong to hurt anyone over a game. It’s wrong to hurt anyone!
What makes things worse is that other ignorant people seem to believe that its the Dodgers who are to blame or that its all of the Dodgers fans who are to blame. Just because there are some people out there that are f’ing crazy, doesn’t mean that everyone who has an association with the Dodgers should be to blame.
As was said at the ceremony:
“We ask that you respect our rivalry and that you respect each other as fans,” Affeldt said. “… When the last out is made, the rivalry ends on the field.”
Dodgers infielder Jamey Carroll echoed Affeldt’s sentiments.
“There’s no room in the game for hatred and violence,” Carroll said. “This is America’s national pastime and let’s keep it that way.”
To end on a good note: Dodgers WIN again :) Kershaw was great, Ethier, Furcal, Kemp, Barajas, and everyone else did their part. Happy to see my boys doing a fabulous job and taking advantage of Giants sloppy defense.