So does anyone else remember the moment in the Charlie in the Chocolate Factory movie where they’re in the Great Glass Elevator and they fly over a hospital room? Willy Wonka says, “This is the Puppet Hospital and Burn Center. It’s… relatively new.” And then he gives his uncomfortable little laugh. The reactions?
I’m the Mike Teevee’s father in the equation. Every time a Giant gets injured, I make that expression. The, Are you kidding me, you weirdos?
Freddy is on my top 3 favorite Giants list. I consider him a constant and a sparkplug and the kind of guy who would keep us sane during the injury insanity. Five seconds and one Brandon Phillips hit later, he’s on the DL.
Maybe we should get the Giants their own hospital…?
Brian Sabean wasted no time in picking up a new second baseman, fueling the “this is really bad” fire. Bill Hall is the guy, recently designated for assignment from Huston with nearly identical numbers to Pat Burrell, when he came to the Giants last year. I went to Hall’s Wikipedia and saw the following Awards Highlights.
- Good Guy Award- 2006
- Michael Harrison Award (Community Service)- 2004,2006
- Unsung Hero Award- 2005
- Pitched a 1-2-3 inning as a utility player- 5/28/2010
Huh. I love Good Guys. And the Wiki piece fails to mention that he was the Brewers Team MVP in 2006. Looking at pictures of him in that Brewers uniform is acclimating me to the idea of having him in a Giants uniform. He is reportedly available to play today in what may be a walk of win (total shot in the dark, there).
No matter what, I just hope Aubrey plays games, from now on, in head to toe armor.
(Props to the brilliant person at www.arewestillcool.com who mocked this up.)
I also have to say something about the line of Giant-designed jerseys that came out yesterday. I’m not sure what to say. Except that I will not be going out to buy one. They’re hilarious, a little ego-maniacal and I feel like this might be a good time to break out an old blog I wrote but never posted called Baseball Players Shouldn’t Design Clothes and Other Facts of Life.
I mean, really? The font? The faded edges of the corny image?