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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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The Marathon, Advice to Pitching Coaches & Trades

I heard an inside-the-park-homerun for the first time on Sunday.  I was in the car coming across the bridge from San Francisco (not from a game, unfortunately) so the reception was bad, but I heard it.  And that was the first back-to-back homer and inside-the-park homer for the Giants since 1966, Mays and McCovey.  It was a bit of heartbreaker at the end, but who really thought we’d get out of bases loaded, no outs twice?  Notwithstanding, the Giants gave a real fight and have taken two out of four from the Brewers so far.  So things are looking slightly rosier. 

Now for the advice.  The Giants pitching has been doing much better lately but this advice is really for any struggling pitching staff and their pitching coach.  You know when the coach goes out there to talk?  Righetti seems really good at calming pitchers down.  I don’t know what he says, but it generally works.  So though Righetti may be more qualified to give advice than me, I’m going to take a shot.  What if they went out there and told jokes?  Example:  Lincecum is on the mound, having let in one earned run.  It’s the seventh and it’s 2-1 Giants.  Lincecum loads the bases with one out.  No room for error.  Righetti visits the mound. 

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“Hey, Timmy.”  He says.  “A horse walks into a bar and the bartender says, ‘Why the long face?'”  Righetti leaves and… bingo.  Two backwards K’s.  Can’t you just see it happening?  The other possibility is hiring a professional joke teller to come out.  Or maybe we should have a clown in Death Valley, juggling away.  They hardly ever hit it out there, anyway.

It was put out there that theoretically the BrewCrew would want something like J. Sanchez and a top prospect for Prince Fielder (though maybe they changed their minds after seeing him pitch the other day…?), who currently has 17 home runs on the year.  So I think we should totally go for something along those lines and then trade a few prospects for Roy Oswalt, who is dying to be traded anyway.  I really want Oswalt on the Giants and he could take the empty #4 spot, left by Sanchez.  Sounds perfect to me.   So, what do you think?  Any other trade thoughts (not limited to Giants, all of MLB)?

Diamond Girl

p.s.  Um, did I die and go to heaven?  It’s currently 11-1 Giants.

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