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Baseball Friday Morning

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THIS IS CJ WILSON. He is a member of the baseball hipster club. AWW FUCK YEAH! There are like three people in that and the other two are on the Giants. CJ Wilson is a starting pitcher for the Texas Rangers. That team is like, owned by GEORGE W. BUSH AND IT IS DISGUSTING, but if the Rangers are your thing anyway, that’s okay. If you don’t mind that they were beat by the Giants in the World Series last year.

CJ Wilson is 2 L33T, or whatever. You can tell because he is from CALIFORNIA. That is how you know he is the real deal. He was drafted to the Rangers in the 5th round in 2001. He went to Loyola Marymount, so obviously he is probably not Catholic because most of the people at Catholic schools aren’t Catholic. WHAT DO YOU THINK OF THAT, PEOPLE?

He is 30, so it is okay to perve on him. THIS ONE TIME, AUBREY HUFF GREW UP AS A TEXAS RANGER FAN. AUBREY HUFF IS THE GIANTS MAIN FIRST BASEMAN…OH WAIT I WAS TALKING ABOUT CJ. ALL THE GIRLS WANT TO GET UP ON CJ. HE WEARS GIRL’S JEANS AND BEANIES AND HAS DONE EVERYTHING YOU’VE THOUGHT OF BEFORE IT WAS EVEN INVENTED, LET ALONE BEFORE IT WAS COOL.

THIS MOTHERFUCKER IS SO TRENDY, HE’S ON TWITTER. I MEAN, THAT IS A BRAND NEW TECHNOLOGY. HE DID IT BEFORE IT WAS COOL, PROBABLY. HIS NAME IS @STR8EDGERACER .

THIS IS BECAUSE CJ IS A TAOIST AND BELIEVES IN LIVING “STRAIGHT EDGE.” I TOLD YOU THIS MOTHER FUCKER WAS NOT PLAYING AROUND. HE HAS STRAIGHT EDGE TATTOOED DOWN HIS TORSO. THIS GUY IS SO BADASS HE CAN GET TATTOOS AND THEY PROBABLY DON’T EVEN HURT HIM CAUSE HE IS LIKE SOME BUDDHIST SHIT. ALSO THE RACER PART COMES FROM WHEN HE RACES CARS IN HIS “FREE TIME”

DO YOU EVER HAVE FREE TIME LIKE THAT? I DO NOT THINK SO. EVERYONE SIT IN LOTUS AND TRY TO REACH NIRVANA. CAUSE CLEARLY THAT IS WHAT CJ IS ALL ABOUT.

TODAY WE CANNOT EVER ROOT FOR THE RANGERS, AND RANGERS PITCHERS (*COUGH*NOLAN RYAN*COUGH*) ARE USUALLY WAY OVERRATED. BUT WE CAN FLOAT SOME GOOD KARMA TO HIM, OR WHATEVER THE FUCK HE BELIEVES IN.

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Some Stats You Don’t Care About, and More

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My mum came over last night, with some of our stuff in tow, to watch the Giants/Mets game. I spent the entire time talking about the Giants and explaining inside jokes. I don’t think she had a good time since instead of being able to WATCH, she had to listen to me. But it was okay, cause she fell asleep in the middle of it.

Today is the Futures game (3pm on ESPN2, ESPN2 HD and MLB.tv), and then Cainer’s pitching his final game before the ASG (that’s at 5:05 on, I suspect, CSNBA). It’s also movie night. There’s a Harry Potter marathon on ABC Family, and I swear to Isis, our offense better give Cainer some run support.

Tim is .9 something (50-4) in games where he has 3 runs behind him. He’s also 35-20 pitching after a Giants’ loss. Good lookin’ out, bro.

Last night was a good win. It was Sergio’s first save since August of 2009.  The Diamondbacks are 2.5 games back. And we, for once (okay, for the sixth time since I was 10), have won over 50 games pre-ASB.

So really, I don’t understand why we get so ragged on by other teams. Especially with injuries (convenient or no).

That said, go Cainer, and YOU GO PANDA, making the all-star team. That’s 5 we’re sending. The most since McCovey, Mays, etc. in 1966 – when we sent six. I WOULD LIKE TO THANK THE GIANTS FOR BEING THE BEST TEAM EVER.

39 minutes til Futures! Have a good day!

Oh Yeah, It Sure Is Fine, Blow My Mind

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I was at the Giants/Padres game last night.

I think about baseball a lot (obviously), about why I’m a fan, why I love it so much, what it does to my heart and face and how happy it can make me.

But last night, I watched the GAME. I didn’t think. I stood. From the 5th, I was standing up, trying not to let my eyes miss anything. My best friend was there, too. And we both got sprayed by the mist of MAGIC that hits you when you come out at club level. When you walk up the ramps and see the Ted Williams quote. And the Shot Heard Round the World…

Yes, I saw Zito record 7 Ks. I saw them put the Ks up myself. With my own eyes. I saw the run that put San Diego on the board. Yes. I saw Wilson pitch last night. And he really was NASTY about it. His first pitch off the mound was a ball, so I was, of course, waiting for him to give up a HR and tie the game (as USUAL ;)). But that’s not the way it happened.

I saw Little Bo Peep (or Whitey, or Whiteside or Eli if you’d rather) hit that homer with my own two eyes. Right in front of me. I saw Panda keep the streak alive. I FREAKED OUT when we went up in the count. I was watching every ball and strike, just like I do here at home, but through MY eyes, not a camera. Not a zoom lens. Back in the farthest back seats they have available (Thanks, Cainer, for the 1000K that got us 10$ seats). I did not care. I didn’t care when I was ten and sitting back in Center Field at Candlestick. Watching Matt Williams hit a home run at that game was like… kryptonite. But the good kind. The kind that makes Superman stronger. This game.. didn’t disappoint my memories.

I saw amazing plays in the In and Out field. I didn’t worry so much about our offense. I was just THERE. Plus, we’ve got some catchers with BATS all of a sudden. Nice to see with Buster out. GRATUITOUS I MISS BUSTER. Whiteside’s been growing on me. His walk on song, as the BFF pointed out (it’s on the list on the Giants official page) is Ocean by Led Zeppelin, and we rocked out to that every time he came up. When they put Andres Torres in the game, Andres who had proven his “Gazelle” nickname one more impressive time the night before against the VISA ad out in right-center, I mean…

And the fans, when Brian Wilson got out there to start prepping for the ninth, we were taking horrible photos and there was a lot of screaming. When he walked from there to the pitcher’s mound, I think everyone at the park was screaming. When we won, I was so excited, breathless, out of my MIND happy, I didn’t even see him cross himself. There they came spilling out of the dugout with 5’s and hugs and Tim Lincecum, wearing a short sleeve shirt.

At batting practice, when we sat up closer (moderately), I am not ashamed to say that the first person I recognised was Jon Miller. Second was Bochy. 🙂 Actually when I think about it, it’s pretty damned cool. This was also the only time we got to see Cody Ross, whom I assume is still on the day-to-day. I’d have loved to see him, but it DIDN’T MATTER.

I saw AT&T Park. I saw ships docked and boats on McCovey Cove. I saw the Willie Mays statue. The palm trees. I went to my second Giants game ever yesterday. At a new place, and with new players, but with that same euphoria every baseball fan feels when their boys come out to play.

It’s time to play for us, too.

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How I spent my yesterday. Can’t get the right light with Photo Booth, but that’s two pages of scoring for the night game (I decided to keep track of Barry’s pitching), and a page from the morning game.

 

 

 

That Vogelsong Thing

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Thinking about it, I bet it has something to do with last year, when Cody Ross started playing and I was all, YOU’RE NOT EVEN A GIANT YET, NOT REALLY!!! STOP MAKING IT LOOK LIKE WE WEREN’T GOOD BEFORE YOU!!!

That’s kinda how I act with Vogelsong now. I should stop that, right?