I shouldn’t be feeling this optimistic after a series loss to Arizona. But I am. Partially, probably, because the Dodgers lost last night to San Diego, which is even worse than losing to Arizona. So that’s good. And I maintain that I think the Giants are doing a lot of things right at the moment. Sure, they got no-hit into the seventh last night and the pitching staff is kind of yawning and saying, Is this over yet? but none of that changes the fact that they’ve held onto a four game lead with the Dodgers coming in tomorrow night. The Dodgers can’t take a division lead no matter what happens this weekend, remember?
Vogey is this close to taking a nap right there in the dugout. Man after my own heart.
The Chosen One is facing Tim Lincecum tomorrow, as well, in a funny turn of events. He sadly does not bear a great resemblance (read: no resemblance at all) to the Best Chosen One Ever – Luke Skywalker, of course – but he was supposed to bring balance to The Force and stuff when he came to LA, so it should be interesting to see what he does, facing the opponent in this pennant. I think I promised not to use “interesting” in relation to Tim Lincecum again, so just intuit how I feel about him, okay?
Okay, maybe a teensy resemblance.
Lastly, to people who are saying the NL West is the new AL East… you’re probably the same people who say pink is the new black every season. No. Just no. Pink will never replace black and the NL West will be never the AL East. Particularly not with the Giants as the Red Sox. I mean, to add insult to injury. Couldn’t we at least be the Yankees? Couldn’t a sensible color like blue be the new black?
p.s. Since there seems to have been a rash of on-field fights across Major League Baseball, now seems like a good moment to break out the, “Peace out! And check out my ump-themed tote!” photo.