So first Xavier Nady cleared the bases with a three-run double and led the Giants to a victory against Chicago the very day he was brought up and then he said this: “I grew up more liking SF. Probably went to A’s games more because they were cheaper tickets.” (Quote courtesy of the Chronicle’s John Shea.) I don’t know what “they were cheaper tickets” means, but no matter what, he’s basically my new favorite person because that is the story of my life. Although his first name still makes me choke a little when I say it out loud, I am rooting for him to have the greatest September in recent memory.
Another person who is going to have a fabulous September is Tim Lincecum, at least according to himself.
He totally reads my blog, because I said as much yesterday. And it’s not an obvious point or anything, so coincidence is out of the question. I’m flattered and all but a little footnote thanking me for my original thoughts might have been nice. Additionally, while he’s taking advice from me, he could work on the hair and the unfortunate fashion sense but, really, if he wants to just pitch fantastically, that’s also okay, I can live with that too.
By the way, while I was writing that, I kind of had an epiphany. My hair is shorter than Tim Lincecum’s. That may not seem like a big deal to you, but it is to me. Give me a moment to let it sink in.
p.s. The Padres are 9-1 in their last ten. Maybe Jed Hoyer took pity on them and snuck back to San Diego to be their good luck charm for a while. It was really a situation of killing two birds with one stone because by leaving the Cubbies, he gave the Giants a golden chance. Isn’t Jed just the best?