(First a PSA: If you so happen to write a blog or just be in possession of a computer – which I assume you are, if you’re reading this and you’re not an alien reading it on a cool, futuristic bot thing – don’t try at home what I’m doing right now. That is, balancing a laptop and an extremely full and extremely hot mug of orange tea. However, getting this tea will change your life, so I do recommend that.)
Anyhow, I spent yesterday at the beach, mediating on the meaning of life and singing Western States Motel songs at the top of my lungs and when I got home, it was all Giants game time. It did not disappoint. I mean, it did in some ways, but the team did what we’ve come to expect over the past several weeks and they pulled out a win, even though Madison was not nearly at his best and even though it took a million and one relief pitchers. They didn’t tear it up with the bats, either, but in case I’ve failed to mention it before, 2-1 games are my very most favoritest. (Yes, I am of the opinion that for every time we shave a number off of the magic number, I get to use another made-up word.) 2-1 where the Giants win, of course.
It’s a strange time around Major League Baseball, with the second wildcard – which. is. not. wild. – weirdness and all sorts of teams that are in no way, shape or rational form in contention being… in contention. I feel like if I were (totally theoretically) on one of those teams I would feel a little trippy about this whole thing. “Man, we’re 74-74 and we might get into the playoffs? Duuuude,” says Totally Theoretical Cliff Lee.
Or maybe the players aren’t saying that kind of things at all. Maybe they’re too busy sending flowers to Bud Selig to talk about that stuff.
My tea is completely cold by now, so that’s probably my cue to end this. Terribly excited for the game tonight. Isn’t this playoff race wondrous in that it’s not totallycompletely a race anymore? I did not enjoy this part of the 2010 season at all. We have a little more wiggle room right about now. And it’s magical. (Inside. Outside. Everywhere.)