I hate Troy Tulowitsky.

And his stupid mullet.

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That’s So Giants

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Had the pleasure of going to the Giants game last night, one day after they took the lead in the NL West. I had a gut feeling that the Giants would choke. They are the type of team where they tend to (and pardon the expression, but it is so fitting) blow their wad after a big game and absolutely suck balls the next the day out.

What this all says to me is that they are going to have a very hard time in the playoffs, where all wins are big and all games count. I blame this completely on Bruce Bochy who, as manager, should be able to buffer his players from the high and lows of the season. I’m afraid of losing this young and amazing team to years of managerial incompetence. I would rather have a crappy team than one that is full of wasted talent.

So, while I am thrilled to be in the playoff race, I worry. I watch this race with a wary eye. But I am ever hopeful.  You have to be as Giants fan.

Giants baseball…. Torture!

So Sad

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There were more Red Sox fans at the game tonight than Mariners fans. Makes me glad that I am a Giants fan.

MNF

Loving that it’s back on. What’s better than watching football after a long and tiresome Monday?

So far, I’m happy. Jets lost and looked terrible at home (Suck it Rex Ryan!) We’ve got brisket smoking on the BBQ and cold beers.

Monday is back!

Posting On the Go

I just got a snazzy new phone that runs a WordPress app, so hopefully that means I will post more often. Here’s for optimism!

Is Freddy Sanchez the New J.T. Snow?

YES.

Super amazing, incredibly athletic defense?  Check

Multiple Gold Gloves?  Check

Infielders?  Check

Good work ethic and “hustle”?  Check

Love for bubble gum? CHECK

You read that hard-hitting analysis here first.  Just wait until the MSM picks this up!

Only in Baseball

Would you get a quote like this.  Aubrey Huff on Madison Bumgarner:

The thing about Bum, he doesn’t scare,” Aubrey Huff said. “He’s a country redneck who goes out there and just throws. He’s got great stuff.

And then this gem:

“I know you guys want to ask me questions because I had an awesome game.”

Gotta love crusty veterans who just don’t give a shit.

Schadenfreude

While I laugh at the Dodgers and their misfortunes, this article on the McCourt divorce is a reminder of how much a team’s ownership affects the play on the field.

Buster Posey – God of All Gods

So, I was on YouTube looking for video of last night’s play at the plate where one of the Cubbies had their nose bloodied by Buster Posey, and to no great astonishment, I wasn’t able to find anything.   (Thanks MLB for your stupid ideas around copyright.)  Anyway, as I was perusing the list of results, I noticed something about the titles:

1.  Buster Posey – The Chosen One

2.  Buster Posey The Giants Savior

3.  Buster Posey Balanced and In Control

4.  Buster Posey Tribute

5.  Buster Posey History Will Be Made

Etc, etc…

I was waiting to find one that said “Buster Posey – Jesus Christ resurrected” or “Buster Posey – Cures All That Ails You”.  The titles of the clips are ridiculous!  But wonderful.  It’s so fun to be excited about a hitter on the Giants.  It’s been too long.  Also, all of those clips make me feel better about my silly Posey posts.

Goodbye To Mannywood

Not any more.

HAHAHAHAHA!   The Mannywood sign has come down and rumors have it that Manny is even potential trade bait.  Oh, how the mighty have fallen.

Posey really IS God

Hey man, how totally awesome is it that we have Buster Posey?  Let’s count the ways..

1.  Super awesome:  this kid can hit.  Longest hitting streak by a rookie since Cepeda (I think it’s Cepeda, he just passed a few folks).

2.  Pretty awesomely awesome:  he can call a good game.  Wasn’t the reasoning behind the Molina signing that Posey wasn’t ready to call a major league game?  Good grief.

3.  Most excellently awesome:  he’s got one of the best baseball names ever.  It’s its own chant: Bus-ter Po-sey!

Too many more awesome to quantify.

Awesome infinity!

p.s. How great is it that Giants fans in AZ had the UUUUU-RIBE  chant going on?  Humungously awesome!  Loud enough to hear on TV.

Behold

The future of the Giants captured in a single picture:

Beautiful.

Lack of Posts

Been on vacation(s).  Will post again soon.

The stars were bright, Fernando

Somehow I got sucked into watching European adverts featuring soccer stars.  This one featuring Fernando Torres is, perhaps, my favorite.

Adios, Bengie!

In a move that defies all expectations of the general competency of the Giants front office, Bengie Molina has been shipped to the Texas Rangers.

Giants general manager Brian Sabean, when reached for comment, expressed that this had been one of the hardest trades he has ever made.  “It was a tough decision to let go of Bengie.  He was what held this team together.  Without his catching skills, we wouldn’t have made it this far.  His patience at the plate, I’ve seen how that has rubbed off on the other guys.  I see the younger players looking to him for guidance on how to be a successful major league hitter.”

Sabean went on to address the questions about Posey’s new role.  “Do we feel he’s ready to be a catcher at the major league level?  I guess.  I don’t know, that’s a silly question to ask.  I really don’t take those things into account when I make these types of decisions.  To be honest, I kind of forgot we had the kid.  I had the thought that we might make a move for Pudge [Rodriguez].  We’ll see.”

Giants fans responded to news of the trade with a collective sigh of relief.