What’s that you say? San Francisco has won two in a row, Timmy is in tip-top shape, Eli Whiteside is maybe-kinda-sorta stepping up to the plate (sorry, lame pun), they’re tied with Arizona for first place and the sun is still rising in the morning and setting in the evening? Impossible.
Bizarrely enough, it’s true.
Timmy being good is not really surprising at all. Vogey gets less unexpected by the five days. Eli, I have always had a deep trust for, so while the rest of the world rocks, I am listening to Enya in peaceful serenity.
That’s why I like the Giants. Rooting for underdogs is rewarded. Never mind the waterfall-of-tears-inducing examples of Joey Martinez and Eugenio Velez, okay?
Anyway. That’s all ancient history. In reality, the Giants are now going on the road to face the Indians [correction: staying at home to face the Indians! I was assuming the road, for some reason.], which I am scared about. The Indians are the team who I cannot name one player from (sad? Yes.) but who are sort of tearing up the Majors this year. In case you need your AL Central dose (doubtful) Detroit has given them a bit of a run and they’re currently a game back in second place. I am, of course, rooting for the Tigers because of Chrysler’s brilliant ad campaign that sparked Detroit pride in me. I am, of course, rooting for the Tigers because of Chrysler’s brilliant ad campaign that sparked Detroit pride in me. Weird, I know. I’ve never been within a hundred mile radius of the city. I am just an ad lover/sucker.
Speaking of innovative ads and by extension innovative technology? I got the June/July issue of Fast Company today (Read it. I mean it. Best magazine currently on Planet Earth.) and they have an article called “Clash of the Tech Titans” about celebrities breaking onto the social media scene. Guess who was in it?
They compare his triumphant return to Twitter to “the digital equivalent of watching a supermarket ribbon cutting.” I agree. Personally, you know I’m not Wilson fan, but I haven’t heard positive praise for his Twitter from even the biggest Wilson-ites. He’s a big, popular, profitable personality and I’ve been surprised to see how little he’s utilized his Twitter account. Bryan Srabian, the Giants Social Media director (I’m going to say it. Is his name a joke? I mean, really? Way to close to Sabean Himself for comfort.) needs to get on him!
You know what I really want to see? Jeremy Affeldt tweeting him stuff about human trafficking in Thailand and then Brian tweeting back the clip of his appearance on George Lopez.
Okay, snarkyness over.
Have a great Thursday evening and wish me luck pedal-boating tomorrow. If I overturn, it’ll be The Sister’s fault, right?