Why Aubrey Huff Was the Best Thing to Happen to the 2010 Giants

Purple plaid pants and all.  So far.  I can’t predict what will happen by the end of the season, but Huff is one of the biggest reasons I have faith in the Giants right now.  Zito too, but more on that another time.  Since joining Twitter, one of my favorite tweets was from the @SFGiants: “Aubrey Huff, ‘This is the most fun I’ve ever had in my career, I feel like a rookie again'” That really shows.  Looks can be deceiving but Aubrey seems genuinely happy to be playing in San Francisco and the feeling is mutual.  When he came to the Giants, he was coming off only a 15 homerun season but he is already at 13 this year, not even half way through the season.  When he hit a homerun in his first at-bat in a Giants uniform at Spring Training, it seemed we had hit gold.  Now I know we did.


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Huff is also a welcome addition because he can play just about anything.  Why not try pitching him, Bochy?  Or catching him, to replace Bengie?  I bet he has a wicked throwdown.  All kidding aside, with so many complications and the overcrowded field, having a top hitter who can play anywhere in the outfield or first base is very good.

I’m still feeling a little bitter about the Bengie trade, but I think it’s important to tip our caps to the Giants organization for signing Huff. 

And did I mention that he can sing?  Current #1 on Diamond Girl’s playlist: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XI92Vkc_mNs.

Diamond Girl

p.s.  Oh.  The post on baseball player’s lack of fashion sense.  It’ll be here soon.  Don’t worry, friends.

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3 responses to “Why Aubrey Huff Was the Best Thing to Happen to the 2010 Giants

  1. raysrenegade

    Aubrey is one of those guys you either understand his sense of sarcasm, or you get offended by it.
    But while he has been with the Giants he just seems at ease. Like he might have finally found that championship caliber team he has seeked since he came into the MLB out of the University of Miami.
    Huff Daddy will always be a part of my Rays past, but I am glad to see that he is committed and passionate again about the game. I was afraid the Baltimore experience might have jaded him…But his smile on the nightly game recaps shows he is reverting to being 12 again and loving the game.

    Rays Renegade

    http://raysrenegade.mlblogs.com

  2. raysfanboy

    I was pretty bummed when Aubrey left Tampa Bay a few years ago. Just as he was becoming something special, he was shipped out for money concerns. Glad to see that he is rocking for you guys in SF in more ways than one…

    http://raysfanboy.mlblogs.com/

  3. Michael David

    He’s doing a lot better than he did with the Tigers last year. Maybe he just didn’t get a chance to get comfortable when thrown into a division race. Good luck to the Giants.
    –Mike
    ‘Minoring In Baseball’
    http://burrilltalksbaseball.mlblogs.com

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