Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Heading In The Right Direction

    I must apologize readers. I've been in a slump. Sorta like Emmanuel Burris. I've been looking for inspiration to write about the team and haven't had much of it. It's been a month and a few weeks of yelling at the television, yelling in the stands, banging my head against the wood of a bar wondering what the F*&^% is wrong with these guys. Pitching has been great (thank goodness) although I'm a little weary of when Timmy takes the mound. Maybe he's just getting older and trying to figure out his groove. Not as easy as when you were the young rook and no one knew your pitching style or couldn't get over the fact you look like you just graduated from the 8th grade. The offense had been dreadful. Couldn't get a hit to save our lives or our pitchers for gods sake. Leaving guys on base, hitting into double plays or just popping out when you got guys on the corners = YIKES! I was counting on the pitchers to get runs for themselves. Seriously.

Here we are though, end of May, the month of Melky and his Melkmen, and we're looking like a contender! How friggin' exciting compared to last season. Yeah, we're still riddled with some major injuries to some of our favorites (WHERE'S FREDDY!!!!??????) but the guys that have been asked to fill in those shoes have really stepped it up. Arias on third base has been a blessing. His speed alone around the bases has made up for Burris's lack of anything. Don't get me wrong, when Burris can get on base, he's a force, but at this point we can't hold our breath to see when he can get on base. TRADE HIM!  Our outfield right now is outstanding. Cabrera, Pagan and Blanco. Yes please! Evey lineup please. Theriot and Pill.....they still need to prove themselves as well as Crawford, Belt and Huff Daddy. Don't even get me started on the whole Huff issue. Puh-lease. I've got theories. Our two consistent, hard working, humble catchers, Posey and Sanchez are so in tune with our pitching it's ridiculous. It's like they're Yoda down there in their squats during the games. RE-DIC!

**Speaking of Posey, please let me geek out a bit about him. Never have I seen a baseball player as popular as he is be as humble and cool as a cucumber on and off the field. His focus on the game and his team is inspiring. He's the epitome of a team player and he worked his ass off to be back in the game and with the team this year. I know he gets a lot of credit for his work ethic, but the guy seems to be a real gentlemen through and through and I'm just glad he's a San Francisco Giant.**

So, where does this leave us? I'm happy as a clam right now. Aren't you? The game they played against the Diamondbacks last night smelled of playoff hopes. It was a succinct effort. Guys were laying off pitches and taking their time. Melky was running for his life around those bases. Pagan was saluting his fellow teammate across the diamond to let him know he appreciated his efforts. Oh, and Cassila. Yeah, his at bats or shall I say his one at bat was horrific, but the guy can close a game like a champ. It seems like the magic has been trickling back into the park and now we've got a new batch of characters to talk about and I'm digging it. LET'S! GO! GI-ANTS!


  1. I am in complete agreement with your assessment of the Gigantes right now. I was beginning to think "playoffs" this week. Fingers crossed!

  2. Get out of your slump! Start writing! It's happening!