When Life Throws You a Curveball, Pretend It’s a Zito Curveball.

It’s not like I’ve just gotten any huge, swooping curveballs.  Just a few sneaky ones.  So I was repeating that title in my head when I started sifting through seven hours of tweets yesterday afternoon and started seeing things about Brian Wilson.  Not good things.  Bad things.  Potentially terrible things.  In three words: strained left oblique.

A variety of things went through my head:

Charlie Sheen curse!

Bruce Bochy is nervous?  ::stomach sinks::

What is an oblique anyway?

It wouldn’t be baseball without adversity.

It’s true.  Pretend they’re Barry Zito curveballs or your fill-in-the-blank-with-your-favorite-curveball-throwing-pitcher-of-choice. 

I kind of think the Giants should trade for Feliz (panic move, I know.  This is just going through options in worst-case-scenario.) because last time the Giants traded with the Rangers it turned our pretty darn good for San Fran.  And I’m honestly a little scared for Feliz.  Does Nolan Ryan have a knife to his back, or something?  His sudden enthusiasm about starting is so creepy that I have stopped reading the stories about it.  Maybe Ryan or JD made a really convincing Powerpoint illustrating all the things he could buy with a starter’s salary?  Is there even such a thing as a convincing Powerpoint?  I’ll get back to you about that one.

Anyhow.  The reality is that the Giants have been killing it this Spring Training largely minus Wilson.  The regular season is different, obviously, and they really need that closer, but there are a million other strong links in the team (well, 24, actually).  Remember why they were so successful last year?  No superstars.  People who stepped up when you least expect it.

Now get that blood pressure down, eat some coffee ice cream (I just had some.  Homemade.  Be jealous.) and get a good night’s sleep.  Sweet dreams, y’all.

Diamond Girl

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3 responses to “When Life Throws You a Curveball, Pretend It’s a Zito Curveball.

  1. stock350

    Awesome blog!

    I read your fan fest blog entry and that sucks the conditions werent good.

    Ive been to a few fan fests when I was heavily into chasing autographs but now since Im after foul balls I really dont attend them anymore.

    But the most fun Ive ever had at a fan fest was the 2009 All-star game. Those are a lot better than the individual team fan fests.

    Take care!

    http://stock350i.mlblogs.com/

  2. raysrenegade

    Feliz actually started off in the Rangers lower minor league stops as a starter. Somehow relief was the only way they could get him to the MLB level and work with him.
    I still think when you got a guy that young who shows a hint of domination at the closer’s role, you leave him mature and get better not change his outlook and stretch him out again.
    But then again, I am only a blogger and Ryan is in the Baseball Hall of Fame for a reason.
    I think the “oblique” region will be the MLB buzzword for 2011. So far more than a few guys have strained their largest muscle in the belly region. From Joba to now Wilson, you just hope they do not consult “The Situation” on how to keep the 6-pack full and injury free.

    Rays Renegade
    http://raysrenegade.mlblogs.com

  3. Diamondlicious

    Hey – never got a chance to properly thank you for your comments on my blog (are you supposed to do that-seems like common courtesy to me). I’m on the same page with you on the mild Wilson panic. While the Giants’ success didn’t rest on any one superstar, I feel like the situation may be slightly different now that the roles have become more defined. While logistically speaking I think the GMEN can totally win without Wilson (or any other individual part), for morale sake – both team and fan – I think at this stage of the game we need all cylinders firing just right. Hope you keep reading – us girls gotta stick together :)

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