Athletics

Stewart had perfect response to shut up Giants hecklers

Athletics
Dave Stewart

Giants fans love to brag about the recent success of the team over the last 11 years, much to the chagrin of Athletics fans.

And now that the Giants have the best record in MLB entering Friday's opener of the Bay Bridge Series, the trash talk has reached a fever pitch.

Dave Stewart doesn't want to hear it from those Giants fans.

The former Athletics ace and current NBC Sports California analyst shared a story Friday night about a funny encounter he had with a group of Giants fans earlier in the evening.

As Stewart was walking in San Francisco, several Giants fans made it clear that they were going to beat the A's in the first game of the three-game series.

Stewart dominated the Giants in the 1989 World Series that was impacted by the Loma Prieta earthquake. In his two starts, he allowed three earned runs over 16 innings while striking out 14 batters. The A's swept the series and Stewart took home World Series MVP honors.

When another group of Giants fans brought up the team's World Series titles in 2010, 2012 and 2014, Stewart reminded them of the back-to-back-to-back championships the A's won in 1972, 1973 and 1974.

The A's have been one of the best teams in MLB the last few years, but have been unable to end the franchise's World Series drought.

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At 46-32 after a 2-0 loss to the Giants on Friday night, the A's have a chance this season to capture their first World Series title since 1989 and put an end to all the jokes from Giants fans.

 

No one would be happier if that happened than Stewart.