Let’s be real: winning this series in Colorado is better than anyone had expected, me included. 10-2 hurts, but finishing the roadtrip 4-2 makes it a little better. Today’s game was also somewhat overshadowed by Sandoval’s injury, the moment when we thought Buster was injured and, of course, Brandon Belt’s birthday present. He’s heading to Chuck E. Cheese Park (am I the only one who calls it that? For those of you who don’t know, it’s actually called Chuckchansi Park.). I’m surprised and not entirely thrilled. I guess that experiment is over? But that begs the question, why did that experiment happen at all?
And the Dodgers news. Selig wised up and intervened in a situation that has really spun out of control. I mean, I was all for the mystical healer/scientist and the positive energy thing. You think they would pay me six figures to do that? I bet I would make a great guru, even if I’m not much of a scientist and I am way closer than Russia.
But I think it’s time for the McCourts to find a nice hole to crawl into and hang out with rabbits in waistcoats. Or something. I wish them all the best, but there are only 30 clubs in Major League Baseball and there are a lot of people who could make the Dodgers- who aren’t a small market team, or anything- succeed to some extent. It just isn’t fair to the city of Los Angeles and their Uggs and their beachballs and their hopefully fake tans. Time for some Selig magic. Why have I spent so much of this season being nice to the Dodgers? I am too softhearted for my own fandom good.
Back to the Giants. Though they only scored two runs today, the first inning run struck again. I love first inning runs/leads before we even take the mound almost as much as I hate blown saves so that made me happy. Cain didn’t have a whole lot today and the bullpen was, ahem, shaky. Tired. Like they either missed their morning coffee or drank too many espressos. Can’t decide which.
I am actually feeling awfully confident now, which is weird after such a blowout loss. The Braves are under .500 plus the boys in orange and black are coming back to drizzly San Fran so I think all will be right in the world. As I said, I am huge into positive energy.
Now if you’ll excuse me… there are Little League games to be attended and my silver and gold bangles are hitting the computer every time I type so if I don’t stop writing soon there may be irrevocable damage. Ruined laptops are just the price you pay to look good, right?