Why did I not blog this weekend?
a) I knew there was some possibility I would alienate my Giants fan readers with my Brauny doting and Nyjer Morgan apologist-ness.
b) Well, I was sort of sleeping most of time.
c) I was watching girls-night movies like 10 Things I Hate About You and Winter’s Bone (you figure out which one of those doesn’t make sense in the sentence).
d) Because we had a lovely 13 hour power outage. During which I decided I was going to open a rival company because PG&E goes out way too much and they have terrible costumer service to boot but then realized I don’t really exactly know what they do, so I might need to do some research before I pursue this line of work.
This series reminded me why I do really love it when the Giants face the Brewers. They were tight, well-matched games with players I love on both sides and Ryan absolutely tore it up in the two games he played (he sat on Friday) but San Francisco still took the series.
It made me wish they played more often- this is the last of two series they played this year – and I actually started to create a pitch to convince Major League Baseball that Milwaukee is totally in the west and that’s the realignment we need. But after a while I decided that was not a purposeful way of spending my time so I just sat back and enjoyed the ballgame.
The Giants looked good. Like, really good. And I came to a realization that I am a fan of good teams. Now that weirded me out. We all know the Giants were good last year and everything but that had the vague makings of a fluke. Whatever happens this year, it’s July 24th and they’re making a serious run of this. They are that team that opposing teams maybe aren’t so stoked about facing. Before you give me the, Late to the party, sister, line, realize that I grew up with a notion that the Giants were kind of lame. And for a good part of my pretty short life, they have been. These days, they feel like something akin to a perennial pennant contender.
The offense isn’t exactly rockin’ (what else is new?), but the pitching is and they are totally winning ballgames.
So if you don’t mind I’ll just check out a few more of these modern-day-version-of-something high school movies, sit back and marinate in Ryan Braun home runs and the fact that I am a fan of the defending World Champions. This is all starting to freak me out to the point that I want to become a full time Pirates fan, but then I remember the Pirates are actually good and I end up somewhere on the other side of freaked out.
Catch y’all later. I hope we meet the Crew again in the playoffs. And I hope the dress code is strict for the whole White House thing today. Sorry, Wilson. I’m thinking more boho-chic than hobo-chic.
p.s. I think Nyjer Morgan was really, truly, actually doing the Tony Plush sign.
p.p.s. Nope, me and my “I Love U, Ryan Braun” sign were not there. I Object to $26 standing room tickets with a capital O.