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Let’s Have a Hand for the Base Coaches!

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That’s the bumper sticker I want on my car.  If I had a car.  Dream car, by the way, is a BMW, like the one in The Ghost Writer.  Beautiful car and the GPS system can take you to the last place the predecessor at your job, who was murdered, visited.  It might even lead you to the same fate.  One more reason to want that car.

Anyway, my point is: I © Tim Flannery.  He won my heart forever when he told the story about him and Bochy on Inside the Clubhouse, Spring 2010.  “I’m 1-0, buddy.  Where’s the press conference?”  Great story. 

So my fondness for Flann has led me to notice that when the base coaches are announced (for the Giants, Roberto Kelly and Tim Flannery), no one cheers.  Except me, of course.  If you’re at the park sometime and hear someone cheering when the names are announced, look for me.  Or one of my family members or friends, smirking and clapping, in honor of my absence.

I know some people have a problem with Flannery’s coaching, but as Mychael Urban said, “he’s too entertaining to move.”  So for unbelievers, I suggest turning him into a cheerleader.  As you probably know, I am pioneering an idea for traditional, female cheerleaders in baseball, but MLB may not be ready for women in sparkly outfits to be on the field, so former coaches might be a good alternative.  Tim gets really into it and I think he’d be a fantastic cheerleader.

However you feel about it, please cheer next time the base coaches are announced.  In honor of me.  Thank you.

And about the new Giants new ad campaign, “It’s September Inside”?   You don’t say.  Last I checked it was September outside, too.

Diamond Girl

p.s.  Just to finish up on the fashion topic, CJ Wilson said, “I normally wear black [...] I just feel like if you’re going to look bad, you don’t stick it out in black.”  We have found our MLB player with the best fashion sense.  Best hair, best fashion sense.  I think he’s going to win it all, along with his team.

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On Catching a Foul Ball, Loving KNBR and ORANGE CLEATS

I saw Giants win beat the Marlin’s on June 27th and saw Wilson get his 30th save.  The game itself was very exciting especially since it’s only the second time I’ve been there to see them win live this year.  The last time was the 9-0 win in LA, but that was all the way back in April, so this was a nice change.  For the record, I called it that Cain would go 7 innings, Romo would pitch the 8th and Wilson would close it.  Because that’s what I was hoping for and that is exactly what happened.  Thank you, Bruce Bochy.

One of my top 100 goals in life was accomplished:  Catching a foul ball.  Although, technically, I did not catch it.  It bounced to me.  It was hit by Huff during batting practice and it’s all scuffed up, so you can tell it was played.  Can you see my smile, stretching through cyberland?  I thought so. 


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My foul ball

I also won a KNBR t-shirt at the adorable KNBR booth.  My house is now officially KNBRed.  I have a t-shirt and post-its and my brother has a mousepad.  And a wicked imitation of all the different broadcasters home run and strike three calls.Emily with KNBR t-shirt.JPG

Me with my t-shirt at the booth

But everything about the game was lost in the… (drum roll) orange cleats saga!  It seems a little like déjà vu all over again from the Twitter controversy with Wilson.  He seems to land in controversy no matter what he does.  Although orange cleats are not exactly subtle.  You all know I am a big Wilson fan, so I am on his side in this and think the Sharpie thing is mildly hilarious.  $1000 fine, not so much.  I think it’s all been blown a little out of proportion, as seen by my all caps in the title of this post.  Tell him not to wear the cleats and he would probably not wear them.  A fine without a warning and all the press attention?  Disagree.  I think I’m going to be investing in some orange shoes myself in the next few days to show some solidarity.  Will, of course, post pictures if I do.

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No, I did not edit this photo.  The moon was orange at the game.  Which was amazing, because with the black sky it looked… orange and black!  It was in honor of the Giants, for sure.

Happy 20 years, Kruk and Kuip!

Diamond Girl

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The Pink Paraphernalia

Here is my virtual high five to Bochy and Sabean.  I wasn’t into the Bengie trade, because I was one of those people who wasn’t totally sold on Buster, but it seems to have been a smart move.  They are managing this team well right now so I am more a fan than ever.  Which means I want to give you all a little talk about female fans.

Being a female fan is hard.  Case in point: a few weeks ago I was shoe shopping at Nordstrom’s (duh, I’m a big shoe person; see my profile picture) and they were showing the Giants game on the TV in the department.  So watch the game or try on some five inch heels by Steve Madden?

Female fans, I feel your pain.  But there’s one thing that girl fans do that I don’t get.  Actually, there’s one thing MLB does for girl fans that I don’t get, but we must be buying or they wouldn’t sell them, so we’re all at fault.  In two words: pink paraphernalia. 

You know how MLB sells pink hats and pink bats and lots of other pink stuff with the team’s logo on it?  I don’t get wearing that stuff.  If you’re a fan, then show your pride, be it orange or black or blue or white or red or green or anything else. 

 

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They do try to make it more Giant-y by putting the orange logo on the tops, but seriously.  Orange and pink clash.  Who designed those things?  Guessing it wasn’t Miu-Miu or anything.

If you’re a girl who wears pink MLB paraphernalia, please tell me your reasoning.  

The trade deadline is getting really close now and I’m still half-hoping for the Giants to get Ryan Braun and/or Roy Oswalt, but I don’t think that really looks likely, right now.  And I don’t think that we need either, particularly.  There’s not a whole lot of evidence that we need a big bat or a starting pitcher.  So I’d say a relief pitcher would be a good investment.  I’ve heard that the relief pitcher market is not very good, so this might be tricky to do.  But it’s the move I’d make.

And congratulations to Jon Miller.  We are so lucky to have him in San Francisco and his acceptance speech was really great.  I wish broadcasters got awards more often.  They give better speeches than athletes or actors or anyone else. 

Please send your healing thoughts Eugenio Velez’s way.  Scary incident, with the foul ball that hit him in the head in the dugout.

X’s and O’s, friends.

Diamond Girl

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