Hubris can be dangerous.
Most sufferers fail to realize they are in the grips of of over-confidence until their team comes crashing down around them. On the other hand, fans of clubs mired in epic slumps are quick to point out the smugness of others. The San Francisco faithful are now at risk, given that the Giants have just won their second World Series title in three seasons. Go back to 2006, and there are approximately zero people who saw this happening.
So why then, in the wake of such good fortune, should we push our luck by prognosticating in November about their chances for a third title?
Well, because they have a legitimate chance to win one.
A myriad of factors play into San Francisco's title chances in the upcoming season, but here are five concrete reasons why you might want to book your spot on Market St. early.