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!
Super amazing, incredibly athletic defense? Check
Multiple Gold Gloves? 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!
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
The future of the Giants captured in a single picture:
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.