So glad that's over. Now will you shitbags please get out of my neighborhood?

Having flashbacks of the Blighted East here.

13 Responses:

  1. toastednut says:

    yes, but the gaggle of 20-something girls outside my window with their drunken yelling are totally giants fans too.

    hey another helicopter!

  2. That's exactly how I felt when the G20 came to Toronto last June. Many of the violent riots and car burnings happened in my neighbourhood, and I had trouble breathing despite closing my windows and running 2 hepa filters non-stop

  3. jwm says:

    Apparently there will be a new Shriekback album out on November 18th. The preview on their hilariously awful website sound promising.

  4. evan says:

    Why do people get so excited about this? Doesn't Local Team defeating Remote Team mean that we are ultimately the real losers, in that we wasted more tax money on our players than the other places did?

    I wish they would relocate the team to whichever suburb all these yahoos came in from.

    • Not really. The tax thing is a sunk cost. And for the most part, it's not that we're spending the money, rather just not collecting most of what those acres of valuable downtown property should be earning. (which amounts to the same thing, of course). There was a study I ran into a year or so ago (can't find now?) which demonstrated that the total economic benefit of a major sports team to city was the equivalent of a medium-sized grocery store.

  5. Speaking as someone who lives 4 blocks from Wrigley Field: "There but for the grace of God go I."