Tegami is the Japanese word for "letter." This is the story of a young girl, unable to cope with the pain of living in the present, sends a letter to her future self. The future self reads the letter, and replies to her younger self, telling her to hold on, keep her chin up, and press on because there is no running away from sorrow.
In a sense, that's what every Giants fan can relate to. I am 34 years old this year, I moved to San Francisco in 1990, and has been following the Giants ever since. I never saw Mays, McCovey, or Juan Marichal play. I never felt the pain 1989, or 1962. Yet, with one swing of the bat from Troy Glaus, I understood what it feels like. With one ground ball to Cody Random, I can now relate.
It is now my duty to pass it onto the next generation of Giants fans. Maybe this is the year, maybe it isn't. Maybe this season adds to the pain and sorrow, the heart break, and the quest for the parade continues. It doesn't matter. It is part of being a Giants fan, and as bad as it feels to lose to the Padres this weekend, it is but another chapter in the long history of the San Francisco Giants.
Keep pressing on, and keep the faith, my fellow Giants fans.