Time to do a hyper-fast rundown. Ready? Okay. I’m tired out already. Whew. Where to start?
There are the obvious woes of the Giants, the ah-mazing hit streak of Pablo Sandoval, the creepily good resurgence of the big Z, what’s wrong with Timmy… all that good stuff. But what’s really taken over the news today is the announcement that Aubrey Huff is on the 15-day Disabled List with an anxiety disorder. I don’t think it’s what anyone was expecting out of the Huff announcement and it certainly raises a lot of questions. Personally, I would hope we can all back off a little at the moment and just send positive thoughts his way, for whatever he might be dealing with. He is a person first and a baseball player second.
With that said, Andrew Baggarly, over at CSN, reported this afternoon that Huff is going through a divorce at the moment and raised a good deal of ire within the fan ranks – people saying that was an invasion of privacy or just classless/in poor taste to report. I think a lot of what is being said about Huff should carry over to Baggarly, honestly. Bottom line, he’s trying to do his job. They both are. The whole thing is unfortunate, to say the least, but empathy all around is the best tactic, I think. Aside from the fact that I absolutely adore that word, even. Isn’t “empathy” a fantastic one?
Onwards! For a short and wonderful time, the A’s were the first team in MLB history to have three Aussies on the team. (As my brother quipped, “Because the A’s are so aussie-ome.” Score, darling. You should read my blog more.) Then they DFA’ed one of ‘em, so they’re not quite so down-under heavy anymore. But they still have two. And two is making me grin and be glad to be in the Bay Area, even if I’m only vaguely A’s sympathetic. Don’t shoot me, guys. Vaguely.
Lastly, a shout-out to Joe Martinez, former Giant extraordinaire, who was called up by them Diamondbacks today. I am not the least bit D-Back sympathetic, but I do hope Joey does well because I love that guy. It’s okay if the Diamondbacks beat us just a couple times this season, right? In completely non-key games and stuff. Yeah, it’s okay? Good. I am glad to agree on this.