My Saturday and Sunday were spent doing things like adding new Pandora channels, watching The Dark Knight, browsing earrings with text on them on etsy.com and watching my fish eat. Which is to say, anything but thinking about the Giants.
I’d be lying if I said I was excited to write this post. In fact, I’ve kinda-sorta been putting it off. Because I’m more than a little bit crushed. I can deal with losing. No, really. Don’t raise your eyebrow at me like that. I can. But this season has just been a heartbreaker. Especially that beautiful surge right at the end that made it impossible not to hope. Mathematical elimination hurts in any case. 2010 and the organization “having something good going” feels a long way off right about now.
So I am just gazing at my antlers on my dresser (almost that time of year again! Almost It’s Time time!) and trying to muster enjoyment for the last three games of this year and then the postseason.
Once the sting of this all wears off, I’m sure this season will look like a fabulous example of resilience, because the Giants made a hell of a run despite tons and tons- and did I mention tons?- of injuries.
There are, of course, some unfortunate things to come out of this year, foremost in my mind right now being Tim Lincecum’s (and probably Cain, too) dissatisfaction with the Giants and the offense and all that and desire to leave. Really, it was also disappointing to finally get the Bat that Will Save the Offense and have it be a letdown. The Beltran trade was that move every team wants their GM to make at the deadline and this is just an example of it not working out real well. Total buzz kill.
Then again, wasn’t that whole series in Arizona massive, total buzz kill?
I need cupcakes. Pronto. That is all.