(This post written during the 3-D TV ads on MLB.com. Trying to watch highlights from yesterday’s game. And watching a Gcast interview where they say: “Jonathan Torres talks about upcoming games against the Cubs and the Braves.” Was not aware his name is Jonathan. I am, once again, confused.)
The energy is electric (like F. Sanchez’s hair is every day- take a look below) and there are a lot of reasons for that. It’s Friday the 13th. It’s Orange Friday. The Padres are in town. It’s on NBC tonight and Fox tomorrow. Jonathan Sanchez is trying to live up to his prediction to the press. And I am cheering “Beat SD” every few minutes.
I think we really can sweep the Padres and I think the Giants are going to the play-offs. I think they’ve totally got it in them to win the division or worst-case scenario, the wild-card. My question is this: are they a World Series team? And if they are: are they a World Series winning team? And that is where my doubt lies. I don’t necessarily think the AL is literally tougher, but I don’t know… Giants v. Yankees? Giants v. Rangers? MadBum v. Jeter? I don’t necessarily see us coming out on top.
And I want you to guess why Mark Reynolds should join Strikeouts for Troops. (Hint: He broke the record for number of strikeouts in one season and stands to break his own record this year. Maybe Zito should approach him about a few hundred every time he strikes out?)