This is included. The Los Angeles Dodgers beat the San Francisco Giants 7-2 last night, leaving the teams tied in the National League division series.
The winner-take-all final game in this historic postseason match is scheduled for Thursday 6pm at Oracle Park. The winner will face off against the Atlanta Braves to play for a ticket to the World Series.
The San Francisco-Los Angeles rivalry is older than sliced bread, but has reached a climax this week as the teams with the most wins in all baseball this season struggle to prevent elimination.
Over the past few days, you have been telling me about your (very strong) feelings for competition. As one Dodgers hater wrote, “I’m not usually a vindictive or violent person, but in this case I am making an exception.”
And yet – perhaps a blasphemy for die-hard fans – there was something beautiful about the many memories you shared of past matches, even your team’s losses.
Understandably, the Dodgers vs. Giants games, heard on the radio, watched on TV, or watched in the stadium, are an integral part of Californian life for many: a space to find community, fall in love, feel surprised, and connect with family and friends.
Stan Colight, a Los Angeles-based reader, told me he would root for the Giants if they made it to the World Series, even though he’s a longtime Dodgers supporter.
“I support the home team. House – California. “
Here are some of the best memories you sent:
“I met my husband at the 1983 Dodgers Giants game at Dodgers Stadium. I was with a bunch of guys from work. He was there on a date! We moved to the Bay Area and became Giants fans. ” – Lindy Kennedy, Fragrances
“In 1960, on Labor Day weekend, my father took me to my first professional baseball game. The setting was brand new Candlestick Park, and the great Dodger Sandy Kufax and Mike McCormick of San Francisco sat on the hill. It was a beautiful fall day and it was magical to see the men I admire so much against each other. ” – Bart O’Brien, Colfax
“When I was in high school, the Dodgers offered two pairs of free summer games tickets to students who had an A (3.6) grade point average. Parents did not care about my grades and actively discouraged me, a girl, from going to college.
But after graduating from high school, I went to college with a scholarship. I have nothing to do with who wins or loses this historic match at the end of the season, but I will always be grateful to the Dodgers. ” – Sheila Greene, Sacramento
“I am a native of Angeleno, but college took me to Northern California, where I moved in with a giant lover from San Francisco and raised two girls. I tried my best to convert the girls to the Dodgers fanbase. Bad luck.
So where do I get into the Dodger-Giant spectrum now? Well, I can’t shake my pride in Dodger blue and smile on every hit. But I like orange and black. ” – Martha Mathias Jacoby, Meadow Vista
“As a kid, my father had Dodgers season tickets. My favorite memory was a roasted peanut salesman named Roger Owen who could throw a bag of peanuts from five rows away and hit you perfectly. I kept the package of peanuts he signed – until recently, when I gave it to my young nephew who is a Dodgers fan. ” – Gail Benjamin, Pacifica
“My favorite memory of the Giants-Dodgers rivalry was the 1962 pennant race. Up to this point, the Giants have always been the bridesmaids of the Dodgers Champion, led by Kufax and [Don] Drysdale. I still remember listening to Russ Hodges’ voice on my transistor radio, excitedly describing the rally of the giants at the end of the innings of the regular season finale that would get them into the World Series. ” – Stan Lathrop, Nevada City
“My family and I immigrated to the United States from India in 1966 and we settled in San Jose. A few months later, a group of my new companions in third grade invited me to walk into a nearby grocery store to buy baseball cards – a pack of coins.
The cards seemed odd to me, but I was very happy with the stick of chewing gum that went into my deck. My friends, on the other hand, were soon shocked and flustered when they discovered that I had a nice Don Drysdale card in my pack, showing a big pitcher in the pitch and Dodger Stadium in the background.
My friends taught me that we live in the Bay Area and that is why we are all Giants fans. I dutifully threw away a valuable card, and for the past 55 years I have remained an avid fan of the San Francisco Giants. ” – Thomas Varghese, Alameda
Forest fires: A fire in Alisala, which began Monday near Santa Barbara, destroyed 21 square miles and has been contained by 5 percent as of Tuesday evening.
Dozens of mobile homes were damaged in Northern and Central California, and at least one person was burned by wildfires on Monday, the Associated Press reported.
Captain Kirk: How to watch William Shatner launch into space this morning.
Vaccine resistance: In 2020 and 2021, far more police officers died from Covid-19 than from any other occupational cause. Despite this, vaccines are still difficult to sell.
Hit the Kaiser: More than 24,000 nurses and other healthcare professionals at Kaiser Permanente in California and Oregon are threatening to leave because of pay and working conditions, the Associated Press reported.
Vaccine harassment: According to California Healthline, new California law prohibits harassment of people on the way to vaccinations of any type.
Duty of influenza vaccine: The University of California requires all students, staff, and faculty on each of their campuses to receive the flu vaccine by November 19. Those who refuse it must wear a mask for the rest of the flu season, according to The Sacramento Bee.
Changing the name of the park: Los Angeles is removing Junipero Serra’s name from downtown parks, according to LAist.
Obituary: Ruthie Thompson, who breathed life into classic Disney films, died at the age of 111.
Wind storm: According to The Fresno Bee, about 5,000 PG&E customers in the Fresno area were left without electricity on Tuesday morning due to a severe hurricane.
Hedge Funds Make Big Money With PG&E: According to KQED, the analysis found that 20 Wall Street hedge funds have collectively dumped 250 million PG&E shares since the utility pulled out of bankruptcy protection last year, raising at least $ 2 billion.
Exodus from the Gulf: A new survey found that more than half of Bay Area residents plan to leave the area permanently in the next few years. The cost of housing contributes to their departure, according to The San Francisco Chronicle.
What you get
Stuck at home during the pandemic, many Americans have adopted dogs or cats. Others took up a more sophisticated hobby: home aquariums.
Where are we traveling
Today’s travel tip comes from Down Hill, who recommends a trip to Humboldt County:
Although Mendocino is more popular with tourists, Humboldt County is just as beautiful and about half the price. We have the whole ocean, EVERYTHING REDUDY, half the tourists and half the price.
Tell us about your favorite places in California. Send your suggestions to [email protected] We will explain more in the next editions of the newsletter.
What do we recommend
New memories of the family life of Filipino Americans.
And before you leave the good news
Take-away cocktails are for a long time.
Under a law recently signed into law by Governor Gavin Newsom, restaurants and bars can continue to sell alcoholic beverages to go, which was originally a temporary measure designed to boost sales during the pandemic.
To your health!
Thanks for reading. I’ll be back tomorrow. – Sumya
PS here today’s mini crossword puzzle, and a hint: kings and queens, but not jacks (4 letters).