There are very few things in life that fans of the Los Angeles Dodgers and San Francisco Giants will agree upon. However, Carlos Correa may have given them a golden opportunity to come together after spurning San Francisco for the New York Mets early on Wednesday morning.
Booed by Dodgers fans after the 2017 World Series scandal, those boos will be even louder for Carlos Correa by San Francisco Giants fans in 2023
After being rejected by Aaron Judge and Carlos Rodon already this winter, the Giants finally had made their big offseason splash with the signing of Correa .. or at least so we all thought. However, in a plot twist that seemingly only Hollywood could write, the Giants went from ready to announce Correa as their face of the future to a strange postponement of that conference to watching the unthinkable happen as Correa bolted for the East Coast.
Dodgers fans went from circling their calendars for the Giants to come to town for their annual opportunity to boo Correa to erasing those for the Mets dates. And Giants fans? Wow, buy your tickets now and rest up your voice for April 20-23 as the Mets come to Oracle Park for a four-game series, including a Sunday night game on ESPN.
From up and down the California coast, boos will rain down on Correa … and for good reasons. The Houston scandal is still a raw subject for the Dodger faithful, who believe they were cheated out of a ring in 2017 by Correa and company. And the Giants? Well, their offseason just blew up in their face thanks to Steve Cohen’s checkbook and the ability of Scott Boras to keep a once-thought-dead deal’s pulse still going.
By the way, that April trip to San Francisco for the Mets is proceeded by a visit to Chavez Ravine, so expect plenty of emotion directed at Correa for an entire week on the West Coast.
As great as the 28-year-old Correa might be on the diamond, when all is said and done, his MLB legacy could well be the two moments that will define him in the minds of Dodgers and Giants fans, and those two moments will earn him plenty of boos in April and beyond.
Correa has, to quote Harvey Dent, lived long enough to see himself become the villain for a pair of California rivals. With choices come consequences, and Correa should be ready to face the music from both Dodgers and Giants fans in a rare show of unity for years to come.