Who’s sitting on a bed with a heating pad on their neck and Pandora looping in their ears? If you guessed Barry Zito, you were incorrect. That’s me. With un-Zito- sympathetic-neck-problems. Which doesn’t mean I’m unsympathetic to Zito. It just means my neck problems are unrelated. In case you were wondering.
So. Yes We Cain (shouldn’t that have a comma, incidentally? “Yes, We Cain/Can.” If I ever get to ask Obama a question, that’ll be it.) Trust Matt to straighten things out. Yesterday’s game felt nice and right and all the pieces made sense.
I can’t put my finger, quite, on what was wrong the past two days, but I kind of think the team wasn’t understanding each other. The “we’re the same team, other than Uribe and Renteria” only takes into account who they lost. Not who they gained. While the team clicked very well down the stretch, they haven’t played 162 games together. And as much of a bullseye as there is on the Giants back, it’s still three days into the season. Everything went down so fast last year. How can the team fare minus adrenaline? I think very well. But will it take a little time to work itself out? Yes. Maybe yesterday we got a glimpse of them working.
And the wacky quote of the week ? CJ may have lost the best hair crown but he can still crack me up.
“I mean, it’s pretty much the same lineup they had last year with two new additions, right? It’s not like all of a sudden they have the ghost of Ted Williams playing for them or something.”
Which does beg the question wouldn’t it be a big deal if the ghost of Ted Williams was playing for them, whether or not it was all of a sudden? Even if he appeared gradually, limb by limb?
p.s. I want to publicly apologize to Jon Daniels and the rest of the Rangers front office for my skepticism about the whole Beltre signing. Grand slam, baby.