I am counting the days ’til the Giants champagne party when they clinch the Division Title. It’s coming, I feel it in my Ellen-Page-inspired-bangs, which never lie. Rangers v. Giants World Series, too. I’m calling it.
I don’t want to give you all the impression that I’m hair obsessed… but I am, a little bit. (::Cue image of me flat-ironing my hair for an hour and staring at pictures in Elle magazine::) So you know Tim Lincecum has been pitching exceptionally well this month, in serious contrast to his August performance. People are saying that is because he’s gone back to his long-toss program, but I notice his hair is looking a lot better. Which would, of course, mean that he stopped using the blowdryer.
Before (July 2010): Hair looks frizzy and blow-dried
After (September 2010): Hair looks smooth and air-dried
As I mentioned in my previous post, linked to above, the negative impact of using a blow-dryer is the stress on the wrist, which could be problematic for his pitching.
By the way, I’ve discovered my excuse for not being a giant Buster Posey fan: I’m just not that into catchers. I love Bengie and JoPo but I’ve just never become a huge fan of a catcher. Here’s why: I can’t see their faces. This isn’t about nice eyes or eyebrows, it’s more just watching them mentally go through the game. I started thinking about this because of what Jane Heller said in her book, Confessions of the She-Fan, about why she liked baseball as opposed to football or hockey and she said because of the lack of gear. One of my favorite plays in the game, actually, is a catcher’s throw down to 2nd base and the catcher often rips off his mask before making that throw.
Am I crazy? I’m very curious to hear other people’s opinions.