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October 21, 2010

Some people think watching sports is relaxing. These people are not SF Giants fans.

And after Juan Uribe’s walkoff sacrifice fly to give the Giants a 6-5 win – somewhere Jose Uribe is smiling.

(Jose was Juan’s uncle, part of the Giants’ great Uribe to Thompson to Clark DP combination in the 80s.  Thompson and Clark were there tonight, Uribe was killed in a car accident some years ago.)

Random thought for night: Jamie Moyer has gloves older than Madison Bumgarner.

Of course no series is over til it’s over.  Ask the 2004 Yankees or the 1968 Cardinals, for example.  But still Giants fans have to love this column from Philly.com – written by a Daily News report about the Phillies after game four tonight:

” They won these games once. They took advantage of a little thing here, a little thing there, reversed imminent victories for the other team into series-altering losses. Not anymore. They are that other team now. Officially.

Officially. They run themselves into outs. They muff double-play ground balls, double-clutch on throws to the plate, watch third strikes pass by with runners in scoring position.

They tie the game, get a runner on second in the eighth inning with no outs last night, have their speedy shortstop at the plate, and don’t bunt the runner over.

here’s the link to the full story.  With comments. 

Officially. They run themselves into outs. They muff double-play ground balls, double-clutch on throws to the plate, watch third strikes pass by with runners in scoring position.

They tie the game, get a runner on second in the eighth inning with no outs last night, have their speedy shortstop at the plate, and don’t bunt the runner over.

 http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/sammy/Phillies_finally_hit_but_hole_grows_deeper.html 

My favorite so far is the guy who said “Oswalt had that 12 year old down 0-2 and couldn’t finish him?”

(that “12 year old” is Buster Posey, who my friend Michael Duca says “will be the best player in the NL by the time he is 14.)


 

Note to any baseball writers, especially on the East coast, who voted for Jason Heyward as NL Rookie of the Year: The Giants graciously accept your apology.

(Ditto to anyone who predicted a Yankees or Phillies sweep in their respective Championship series…)

Whichever side you are on, there are good reasons to be a Giants fan in California right now. Like this one – while they are winning it is possible to turn on the television and see something current, positive, and NOT another political commercial.

Speaking of which, Meg Whitman likes to predict gloom and doom for California if we elect Jerry Brown Governor again. Well, whoever wins, I guess it’s true the state’s media outlets will take a hitmediaconomy will take a hit….without Meg pouring over $100 million a year into commercials.

And one more nonbaseball item:

Pittsburgh Steelers lineback James Harrison is so upset about the new NFL rules about suspensions for dangerous hits that he claims he is thinking of retiring. This is the same Harrison who said “I don’t want to see anyone injured, but I’m not opposed to hurting anyone.”