Very Literal Snake Watch and the Whole Machairi-Champourgker Phobia Thing

Well, so, seeing as the Giants are 8.5 games out of first place we’re not really doing a Snake Watch on dem Diamondbacks.  But I did make friends with snake today!  (Don’t worry, it wasn’t a diamondback.  It was a non-poisonous, non-Giant-beating sweetheart who licked my hand and left me totally in love with snakes.)

The first two games against Los Angeles on Friday and Saturday marked borderline season lows for me.  I guess I wanted to hold out hope that this team was still contending until the actual elimination and those games drove home that fact that this season is probably not going to culminate in any playoffs for the Giants.  It was a bit sad.  It that was all made better, of course, by today’s game, though.  Contending or not contending, March is a long way off and there would be any number of slightly heartbreaking changes this offseason.  Today was just a fun September game, with them all playing their hearts out and it was decidedly smile-worthy.

And now a word about Affeldt.  Two words, actually.  1) Ouch!  2) Oh. My. God. No. 

Well, that was five words in the end.  But you know what I mean.  I have actually developed a strange phobia of knives and frozen hamburgers over the past few days.  To make this all legit and Greek, that would be machairi-champourgker.  Jeremy has scarred me for life with that injury.

On the upside, Zito will be getting one more chance at life- I mean, pitching- because of it.  He was activated today and will probably work out the bullpen.  I am most definitely intrigued.

Diamond Girl


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5 responses to “Very Literal Snake Watch and the Whole Machairi-Champourgker Phobia Thing

  1. Robert Seeds

    The boy and I arrived very early for Saturday’s action at ATT Park and I saw JA. He is a tall man with his right hand wrapped big time.

    You should fear frozen burger patties, they are bad, bad, bad food in pretty much every way, even if you don’t almost pierce an artery trying to separate one vile one from another. On the other hand, a burger made from properly raised and freshly ground beef is a wonderful thing.

    • sfdiamondgirl

      When I saw Jeremy at the ballpark that was what struck me too- he’s huge! And I completely share your feelings about frozen burger patties, although freshly ground ones are one of my favorite things in the world. If I had my way, I’d eat them for dinner every night, but the rest of my family doesn’t allow it :)

  2. Kinda tough to feel bad for Giants fans seeing as you guys won it all last season! But still, San Francisco has a great club and should be in contention for several years (if their pitching stays intact, that is). Cool to see that Zito is getting another shot at life — I mean pitching! He’s always been one of my fav’s.

    Am I the only one who thinks that the 2011 Milwaukee Brewers could replicate the winning ways of the ’10 Giants?

    By the way, I added you on facebook! Go Brewers! (and Giants, I guess) :P

    • sfdiamondgirl

      It is a bit tough, but I’m trying to enjoy this all anyway. The Giants really do have amazing pitching and a good deal of talent, so I’m optimistic for the next few years. And you’re not the only one! I totally see the Brewers replicating the Giants 2010 run.

      About Facebook… thanks for the add! I use Facebook only for close friends and family, but if you’re on Twitter, I’d love to connect there- I’m @sfdiamondgirl. And if you’re not on Twitter, then I suggest you get on it right now :)

    • Last night on the ATT scoreboard the players were asked, which Giant was most likely to watch a romantic comedy. Their universal answer was Zito.

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