So. Let’s see. Last night. People hit the ball. People pitched the ball. It was a no-hitter and then it wasn’t. Ball went to the third deck. People were surprised. People’s jaws dropped. You know. Nothing abnormal.
Okay. Just kidding. It was abnormal. When I saw the box score, my jaw dropped too. Eight runs. Feels nice.
It was sort of interesting and strange, though, to listen to SportsPhone 680 after the game because there were so many Schierholtz fans. And I’ve noticed that even when he hasn’t just taken a ball to somewhere in the middle of Kansas. Though the scouts are moving in the post-Moneyball era of not judging players by their “look”, I think fans are still solidly pre-Moneyball and Nate is a player to stand behind. People like him. Even so, there seems to be the expectation that he won’t get play time because Ross the Boss (tiny snicker. Sorry.) has landed in the Mile High city as I write and he’s going to bring world peace and find a cure to cancer, plus valiantly defend center and right field, all while cranking balls into the stands a couple times a night. Pretty amazing. If true. I think we should settle in with a fleece blanket and figure out how to spell Nate’s last name because he and Cody will be sharin’ right field. I hope so, at least. He’s a player I can stand behind, too.
So’s Belt. And since I’ve seen the movie Bright Star too many times, the quote, “The point of diving in a lake is not immediately to swim to the shore” keeps coming to mind. You made this decision that he was ready at the beginning of this year, which may or may not have been smart, but don’t give up on this quite yet. I think they’ll give him a little while more and then at some point in the end of the first half he’ll spend his 20+ days in AAA. I don’t think he should go down now and I don’t think he will.
And Timmy was… Timmy. For lack of a better way to describe it. I’m totally torn about the short pants, though. Fashion-wise, they’re better but image-wise, I can’t bring myself to love them. Lincecum has long pants and in my mind, always will. Decide for yourself whether that has more to do with my mind or him.