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Giants Embarrassing Themselves With 2 Dodgers-Related Giveaways This Weekend

The Los Angeles Dodgers are in San Francisco for a three-game series against their biggest rivals this weekend.

The Dodgers enter the series with a 12-game lead over the fourth-place Giants in the National League West, and are coming off an offseason in which they signed two of the Giants’ top free agent targets in Shohei Ohtani and Yoshinobu Yamamoto.

The Giants have struggled to stay relevant in the NL West for the past 10 years, winning just one division title in 2021, where they were then ousted by the Dodgers in the NL Divisional Series in five games.

The Giants have been unable to compete with the Dodgers in the NL West, so they’ve been reduced to poking fun at them via giveaways.

With the Dodgers in town this weekend, the Giants are giving away not one but two Dodgers-related giveaways.

On Saturday, the Giants are giving away “Beat L.A.” aloha shirts.

Read more: Giants Giving Away ‘Beat LA’ Shirts Against Dodgers in Another Embarrassing Giveaway

On Sunday, the Giants are giving away Mickey Mouse ears.

Read more: Giants Giving Away Mickey Mouse Ears When Dodgers Come to Town This Year

The “Beat L.A.” shirts are more obviously connected to the Dodgers as they literally mention Los Angeles. The Mickey Mouse ears, however, appear to be an ode to what people like to call the 2020 World Series — a “Mickey Mouse World Series.”

The Giants are focusing more on the Dodgers than themselves, and our Doug McKain let them hear about it on the Dodgers Dougout Live Show.

“Are the Giants this obsessed with the Dodgers at this point? That they have to have a giveaway where it’s a Hawaiian shirt. They give you a ‘Beat L.A.’ Aloha shirt on Saturday, June 29. You see towards the bottom where it says ‘Beat L.A.’ to use the Dodgers all season long like they had because the Dodgers are the only thing that’s keeping the Giants interesting. They’re the ones that are putting butts in the seats. They’re the ones that they’re featuring in their marketing campaigns and their giveaways. And look, I guess it’s so expensive to live in San Francisco that, hey, it’s good for the Dodgers because the Dodgers are living rent-free in the minds of the San Francisco Giants’ marketing department. I just don’t get it. Why can’t you just love your own team? Why can’t you just give out stuff that highlights your own players? Look, I mean, I get it like there’s no ‘Beat S.F.’, there’s no ‘Beat N.Y.’, there’s no Beat Boston’. ‘Beat L.A’. is iconic, but still, I just can’t believe it. I mean, hating the Dodgers is the Giants’ personality trait at this point. And all they have right now is to root against the Dodgers. It’s just sad. It really is sad.”

Doug McKain via Dodgers Dougout Live

First pitch for Friday night’s game is 7:15 p.m. PT. Then, Saturday’s game starts at 4:15 p.m., while Sunday’s game starts at 1:05 p.m. While the Giants will be focused on making fun of the Dodgers, the Dodgers will be focused on extending their lead in the NL West.

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Noah Camras

Noah is an Editor for Dodgers Nation. He graduated from USC in 2022 with a B.A. in Journalism and minor in Sports Media Studies. He's been a Dodger fan his whole life, and his all-time favorite Dodgers are Matt Kemp and Russell Martin.


  1. I remember a series years ago when the Ds had a 3-game lead going into the last 3 game series at SF. The Giants were way out of it, like 4th place. But the stands were packed that weekend, the fans were rabid, all to stop LA from advancing. The Giants swept, the Ds lost a one-game tie-breaker to the (I believe) Padres, and SF fans had what they needed to be happy.

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