Apparently, the Giants failed to notice the part of yesterday’s blog post where, after I detailed how they could train wreck the rest of the season, I put a disclaimer. In case you missed it too, it was: “Note: I am not endorsing this or recommending this.”
They are rather stubborn, this bunch, and they don’t hit ever, in the same way that Facebook doesn’t crash ever. (Yep, I quote The Social Network when I’m depressed.)
Bochy named this as the Official Low Point of the Season, though frankly, I could think of some other ones, like the day when everyone got injured or the day when… well, you get the point. This has been a season with a few ups and a whole lot of downs.
It’s not over, of course. There are still a fair number of cold hard baseball games to be played and the Giants still have some great pitchers and, you know, Carlos Beltran. None of that has changed. They’re not brilliant, but in my opinion, they weren’t last year either. There are the obvious differences like lack of Buster and Freddy, but stranger things have happened.
As much as a part of me wants them to just quietly slip off the map now, another part of me thinks that I’d sure as heck like a good show in the last month of the season, whether or not they end up in the playoffs.
I don’t think the team has changed that much. I think it’s our perception. The orange-tinted glasses have fallen off in a hurry and the Giants need to clean up the pieces.
I’m sure there are a lot of people who are just settling in for the wait until Opening Day, 2012, but that feels beside the point. The season isn’t over until the last pitch is thrown, bottom line, as this team proved last year and until then we just need to ride with it as fans.
Or find an ocean paradise and sunbathe without a radio/TV/internet connection for a month and just forget Giants baseball exists. Your choice.