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Many Zohn readers and Press Democrat readers are angry at me because I wrote off the Giants when they lost the first two games at home. I was dead wrong. But please don’t be angry. I merely was mistaken — and remember what the Giants did was unprecedented. Wrong is different from immoral or being a bad person. I’ve been wrong millions of times in the past and expect to be wrong a million more. But if you want to get on my case, I certainly deserve it.

I just filed my column from Cincinnati and will post it on the blog as soon as the PD puts it online.

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  1. Dennis

    I was wrong too. I said they could start you and the outcome wouldn’t be any different. I think you would have got shelled and the Giants would have lost. Boy was I wrong! Go Giants!

    October 11th, 2012 5:08 pm

  2. CohnZohn

    Dennis, I’m with you on that one.

    October 11th, 2012 5:09 pm

  3. Stan

    Thats ok–as long as I was right . I said Sweep!..on the road.

    October 11th, 2012 5:09 pm

  4. Mike

    I said just about the same thing numerous times after Game 2. I am very happy to be mistaken also.

    October 11th, 2012 5:24 pm

  5. Stan

    Dont sweat it…the world is upside down. Cain has his best year ever-and Zito only has one less win then Cain?..Like I said before,Alex Smith,the A’s…The Warriors a good team?.why not? And Beidrens is MVP!

    October 11th, 2012 5:32 pm

  6. Frank in Minnesota

    I too, thought the Giants were through…and I am thrilled that I was wrong! It doesn’t feel bad to be wrong in this case…

    October 11th, 2012 5:48 pm

  7. Dr nick

    I wrote them off. They found something on that day off they were missing the 1st 2 games!

    October 11th, 2012 5:53 pm

  8. Kathy

    I’m not angry, you’re in the opinion business and it’s inevitable some that you state will turn out to be off the mark. And the Giants were pretty meek and outplayed in those first two games, I’m a huge fan but I wasn’t confident they could turn it around.

    But thrills to be wrong about that. Great series, and Bochy was masterful.

    October 11th, 2012 6:35 pm

  9. lameduck

    Never give up! I think the fans in 117 inspired the boys on Sunday night. I felt the change with Pablo’s double, the passed ball, rhe walk, and I knew Pence appreciated the positive cheers. Someone had to show support on your blog. You owe me two bottles of wine :).

    October 11th, 2012 6:55 pm

  10. Peter

    After the Giants lost the first two it was reasonable to predict they were done. You were cold and analytical, and declared the Giants dead. That you presented a funeral was, to me, off putting, but you’re a columnist who’s earned creative license.

    October 11th, 2012 9:40 pm

  11. Steve

    Yep, me too. Totally wrong. What a treat to witness the incredible level of baseball played by the Giants. That’s why it’s still my favorite sport. Bochy is THE MAN! I suspect Lincecum will be returned to the starting rotation in the NLCS, but still think he’s now more suited to be a dominant closer, a la Eckersley.

    October 11th, 2012 9:57 pm

  12. mendozaline

    Lowell, if you really “expect to be wrong a million more” times,
    then maybe you should be somewhat less sarcastic when making predictions.

    When you opined about the A’s in February you said,
    ” But that’s the beauty of the A’s, they specialize in signing hurt players or old players or players with a problem.To make the A’s take notice, a player must have something distinctly wrong with him.”

    That kind of writing does not encourage me to root for your column.

    I can disagree with something you have written without adding “The only thing a columnist must do to be hired by the Press Democrat is to prove that he is functionally illiterate.”

    October 11th, 2012 11:04 pm

  13. CohnZohn

    mendozaline, I may in fact be functionally illiterate. Sorry you can’t root for my column. I root for you.

    October 11th, 2012 11:10 pm

  14. mendozaline

    Thanks for rooting for me Lowell. Here is another way of saying the same types of things about the A’s that I think you say.
    I think is is a very good column by Ann Killion.

    http://www.sfgate.com/athletics/article/A-s-head-off-to-another-offseason-of-questions-3941652.php

    October 11th, 2012 11:53 pm

  15. Tommy CostaRica

    Lowell, that what makes winning so great; the agony of defeat. We went from the lowest of sports lows to the thrill of yesterdays improbable Buster fueled win. Your column only confirmed what we all were thinking. Maybe we hated seeing it in print because we were in disbelief and disappointment but I would of written the same. People are always wrong in sports that’s why they bet.

    October 12th, 2012 7:25 am

  16. KauaiRobert

    I think that the fact that pretty much everyone wrote them off actually helped them win.
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    A “back against the wall” type of scenerio, if you will.
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    *ALOHA*

    October 12th, 2012 1:16 pm

  17. Danno49

    No need to apologize, Lowell. Some people take sports way too seriously and if you choose against their team it’s like you’ve shot a child or something. Ugh. You think you got it bad? Try being the (seemingly) only Stanford fan living in Alabama. I’m surprised I’m not dead yet for having a contrary opinion to ‘Roll Tide’. Keep writing what you think, sir. We’ll keep reading, right or wrong as you may be.

    October 12th, 2012 2:59 pm

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