clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Why I hate the Giants

If you buy something from an SB Nation link, Vox Media may earn a commission. See our ethics statement.

You can just take the Panda Express back to the dugout, Pablo. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
You can just take the Panda Express back to the dugout, Pablo. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
Getty Images

  • Giants owners are treating territorial rights over San Jose like they were bestowed to them at birth. The truth is, former A's owner Walter Haas gave the Giants ownership rights of Santa Clara County when it appeared that the team might move to Florida. He felt it was in the best interests of baseball (not his wallet) to have two teams in the Bay Area. Imagine that.
  • The worship of Buster Posey
  • Giants fans who kept asking me why I wasn't rooting for their team in the 2010 World Series. They said, "It's all Bay Area, brah!" No, no it's not. One of my best friends even said this. I told him that if the Rangers won the World Series, I wouldn't have to hear about it every day. It would be over in Texas.
  • Brian Wilson's beard
  • Aubrey Huff's thong
  • Panda hats. Pablo Sandoval's nickname has sullied orange chicken for me.
  • The Crazy Crab. I can't get behind a team with a VD for a mascot.
  • Barry Bonds*
*Jeff Pearlman, in his Barry Bonds biography, "Love Me, Hate Me," has my all-time favorite Bonds story. Read it after the jump.

(After reading this list... wow, I'm a bitter person) What are some of your reasons to hate the Giants?

Current Series

Giants lead the series 1-0

Fri 05/18 WP: Barry Zito (3 - 1)
SV: Santiago Casilla
LP: Jarrod Parker (1 - 2)
6 - 8 loss

Oakland Athletics
@ San Francisco Giants

Saturday, May 19, 2012, 1:05 PM PDT
AT&T Park

Tyson Ross vs Ryan Vogelsong

Sunny. Winds blowing out to center field at 10-15 m.p.h Game time temperature around 70.

Complete Coverage >

Sun 05/20 1:05 PM PDT

From Love Me, Hate Me:

One time, after suffering a mild injury in a game against Colorado, (Eric) Davis was lying on a training table when Bonds entered the room. "Hey Eric," Bonds said, "how many years you got in the major leagues?" Davis answered 16, to which Bonds snapped, "Yeah b—h, and you've been in here for like, six of them." Bonds continued. "So Eric, how many home runs do you have anyway?" Bonds knew the answer (280) but he enjoyed putting teammates in their place. Standing nearby, (Shawon) Dunston had heard enough. He walked over to Davis' locker and removed his 1990 World Series ring. "Hey f—t!" he yelled toward Bonds. "How many of these you got?" Davis cackled with delight.

If Bonds stopped to watch a home run, Dunston - a former Cardinals teammate of Mark McGwire - greeted him in the clubhouse with a pointed, "B—h, Mac woulda hit that ball 200 feet further." ... Upon returning from the weight room, Bonds would often find Dunston sprawled out in his (Bonds') recliner, flipping the channels on his personal television. "Get the f—k out of my chair!" Bonds would yell, prompting Dunston to pick up a bat and say, "One step closer and I take out the knees."