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