Here is my virtual high five to Bochy and Sabean. I wasn’t into the Bengie trade, because I was one of those people who wasn’t totally sold on Buster, but it seems to have been a smart move. They are managing this team well right now so I am more a fan than ever. Which means I want to give you all a little talk about female fans.
Being a female fan is hard. Case in point: a few weeks ago I was shoe shopping at Nordstrom’s (duh, I’m a big shoe person; see my profile picture) and they were showing the Giants game on the TV in the department. So watch the game or try on some five inch heels by Steve Madden?
Female fans, I feel your pain. But there’s one thing that girl fans do that I don’t get. Actually, there’s one thing MLB does for girl fans that I don’t get, but we must be buying or they wouldn’t sell them, so we’re all at fault. In two words: pink paraphernalia.
You know how MLB sells pink hats and pink bats and lots of other pink stuff with the team’s logo on it? I don’t get wearing that stuff. If you’re a fan, then show your pride, be it orange or black or blue or white or red or green or anything else.
They do try to make it more Giant-y by putting the orange logo on the tops, but seriously. Orange and pink clash. Who designed those things? Guessing it wasn’t Miu-Miu or anything.
If you’re a girl who wears pink MLB paraphernalia, please tell me your reasoning.
The trade deadline is getting really close now and I’m still half-hoping for the Giants to get Ryan Braun and/or Roy Oswalt, but I don’t think that really looks likely, right now. And I don’t think that we need either, particularly. There’s not a whole lot of evidence that we need a big bat or a starting pitcher. So I’d say a relief pitcher would be a good investment. I’ve heard that the relief pitcher market is not very good, so this might be tricky to do. But it’s the move I’d make.
And congratulations to Jon Miller. We are so lucky to have him in San Francisco and his acceptance speech was really great. I wish broadcasters got awards more often. They give better speeches than athletes or actors or anyone else.
Please send your healing thoughts Eugenio Velez’s way. Scary incident, with the foul ball that hit him in the head in the dugout.
X’s and O’s, friends.