Seeing Jesus Guzman makes me miss him even more. There. I said it. If that went over your head because you have blissfully forgotten about his existence/stint with the Giants, that’s just fine. I just, you know, had to say it.
Anyway! I think we just out-Padre’d the Padres. Which is impressive. Although it doesn’t exactly feel like that- it alternates between feeling like we were crushed and we crushed them-, the Giants split the series against San Diego and are 50-39 as of right now.
That’s a “wow” moment for me. I have no idea how they’ve won 50 games. With Buster and Freddy going down, the first half shouldn’t have gone this well. Resilance makes me feel warm and fuzzy inside and the Giants have serious quantities of it. Did you see Eli’s mini-redemption moment? Not to mention Barry’s super-redemption moment(s)? ::swoons:: (Has anyone else noticed how obsessed Showtime is with Zito? I mean, this whole trailer is him doing yoga. He does a mean warrior pose, but…?)
And Cleveland, Texas, Milwaukee and San Francisco are all leading their divisions (well, the Brewers are tied for first place). Those are my teams. I can’t stand them BoSox or them Phillies, but you win some you lose some. I am liking how the season is shaping up.
But here’s what I actually want to talk about: this video on www.csnbayarea.com a few days ago got me thinking about Giants doppelgangers. Not like the creepy “Twin Lincecum” lookalike or even the fact that Brandon Crawford looks a heck of a lot like Zac Efron. Like going back a few hundred- maybe a few thousand years. Check out what my time machine has discovered.
Tim Lincecum and Raphael
Brian Wilson and Random Assyrian Priest
What do you think? Am I onto something, a little more than CSN? I kind of think so. And by the way, you can see the most beautiful Assyrian art in the Near Eastern wing at the Met museum in New York. So worth it. Whether or not you see the beard resemblance.
Now if you’ll excuse me, there are recycled earrings to be made and books about Ewan McGregor’s motorcycle odysseys to be read. The Mets are in town which means there are sure to be some wild trade rumors. If I could possibly be any more stoked, I would be now.
p.s. Jon Daniels has many things but totally awesome grammar is not one of them. Really unique, Jon? Really?