At nine o’clock this morning I was totally perky with my Madden Girl pumps, a new Banana Republic salmon colored mini and cheerleader ponytail to go be a cheerleader at a student music recital. At three o’clock this afternoon I was still being a cheerleader, this time sitting in Little League bleachers, totally wilted, unable to think from pollen allergies, with winter boots more suited for a Transylvanian winter than a Bay Area May 1st and hair that was limp as spaghetti.
Which is all to say I only heard about five minutes of today’s game and it was in the third when the Nats tied it up. Which is not to say that I am a bad luck charm. Just that it was depressing. And it seems a lot of other things were depressing about this game. Aubrey is under .200 (what? Yes, he is.) Darren Ford got caught stealing for the second day in a row and the Giants scored a dismal two runs on seven hits with a sore luck losing Matt Cain. Ugh. That is all.
Yesterday’s game was one that triggered a brilliant, Giants Baseball: WEIRD! on Twitter (@Mikayla_Trimble) and left me scratching my head. I don’t even know where to begin with that one. All I’ll say is that win or lose this team is desperately off and Sabean and Bochy have to be putting their heads (I wouldn’t want my head near Bochy’s. It’d look really… small.) together and plotting a makeover. And I’m not talking the kind that includes a fresh t-shirt and hip bangs. I mean things like figure out how to get Ishi on this team or maybe how to get Whiteside in there a little more often and maybe a pass for a nice little two week vacation to the Seychelles Islands for Aubrey to celebrate his new batting average. Seriously. I just think he needs a few days on the bench. If you’re that adverse to the idea of a few days at the beach. And it’s beyond unfortunate about Travis. Gurus, help me out. I know he’s out of options and off the 40 man, but does that really (or effectively) mean that he can’t rejoin the Major League team for the rest of the season?
Meanwhile the Rangers are in Oakland. And having some miscommunications through the press. Again. What is their problem?
They also hit homeruns like there was no tomorrow yesterday and now that it is tomorrow they hit none.
It was a bad day in baseball but the good(ish) news is that the Giants are tied for second place and the Rangers are in first, if only by half a game. Tomorrow will be better, right?
And I am so over the roadtrip. I am starting to forget how it feels for the Giants to be at home. Not like I miss it. I just can’t quite remember it. It’s like when homesickeness turns into that dull ache. This is getting more depressing by the second. Have a delicious dinner and we’ll talk again tomorrow.