Cleveland Cavaliers v Golden State Warriors

The Golden State Warriors want to bring an NBA title to the Bay Area for the first time since 1975. The San Francisco Giants are close to competing for a third title in five years, which is an impressive feat in any major sport. However, no amount of success is enough to convince Andrew Bogut to watch a baseball game.

If you play for the Warriors, you have a choice to root for the Oakland Athletics or the Giants, but it’s likely Bogut won’t even bother picking one. According to Diamond Leung of the San Jose Mercury News, Bogut has no interest in baseball and it’s not growing on him anytime soon:

Warriors center Andrew Bogut wasn’t among the players who attended Game 3 of the National League Championship Series in a suite at AT&T Park on Tuesday.

That’s because being from Australia, he didn’t have much of an understanding of the sport.

“I didn’t grow up with it,” Bogut said. “I just understand the rules from asking guys the last couple of years. I’m not into games. We have to sit there for six or seven hours. I just can’t do it.”

Baseball is a hard sport to watch, especially if you don’t understand the rules and that’s not even counting all the “unwritten rules” that make things even more confusing. So it’s understandable that Bogut doesn’t have much interest, but the Giants have been so successful as of late, it’s hard to ignore. Baseball is America’s pastime and for the Australian born Bogut, he just simply didn’t grow up with it.

The Giants are one win away from playing in another fall classic, maybe the third time is the charm for Bogut. Out of all the major sports, it’s no secret that baseball drags out the longest, so there is some truth in Bogut’s statement.

One Response

  1. David Pablo Ortiz

    Most people around the world find sports like baseball and cricket boring. I suppose you have to grow up with it to understand the passion.