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I Am Not So Sure I Love U, Ryan Braun

First, an admission (I feel like I’m starting my blog posts this way a lot, lately):  when the whole Ryan Braun thing first broke, I read an article in which one of the paragraphs started, “Braun is appealing.”  I, of course, nodded.  Braun is appealing.  I agree.

Then I realized that, well, that wasn’t really (at all) what they meant.

They didn’t mean he was appealing, in that he has fantastic hair and all that.  They meant that he was appealing the 50 game suspension he’s going to face for allegedly using PEDs during the playoffs.

That was sort of an “oops” moment on my end.

Now, of course, the new reports are saying that not only is he appealing, but the substance detected in the test was a banned substance, but not a performance enhancing drug at all.

The mystery, the mystery.

My feelings on HGH and other performance enhancing drugs are pretty black and white: if you do it and are caught, you should face consequences (MLB seems to agree with me on that).  But at the same time, I don’t think that those who are caught shouldn’t be endlessly brought out and picked on and humiliated for it by the media and us bloggers.

Because they could strip Brauny of his MVP and give it to Kemp, but you know what?  Kemp could very well have done something, too.  Not to be completely cynical, but many of them may have (probably did).   I don’t think we’re anywhere near eliminating the issue.

Still, it does make me particularly sad about Braun.  I hope some satisfactory explanation is given and we avoid the suspension deal, but at the same time, that may feel empty and cover-up like.  At the point, I feel like it’s basically a lose-lose.

Speaking of depressing posts.

September 2010

October 2011

November 2011

December 2011

Diamond Girl

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Warning: The Post Contains Moving Images. A Whole Lot of Them.

Sometimes, when I am especially sleepy, I get tempted to turn this blog into a GIF bonanza.  Baseball-themed GIF bonanza, that is.  Hey, it could totally work!

For instance:

The Winter Meetings start tomorrow!

I am sleepy.

Me to Pablo Sandoval:

In this one I am Princess Leia and the Giants are Han Solo.

What I want to say when Brian Sabean is all, “We’re still interested in Carlos Beltran!”  (In Lord of the Rings lingo this is:  Sit down, Legolas.  In Jon Daniels lingo this is:  siddown already!)

This is has been a great offseason for the Giants!

And they are perfect with Brandon Crawford starting at shortstop next year.

Ryan Braun, you want to come to San Fran, right?  And San Fran, you want Ryan and his million year contract, right?

Do your eyes hurt yet?  Yes?  Okay, maybe the GIF bonanza wasn’t that good an idea after all.  I will need to meditate on this.  But first, I need a pig here.  Definitely.

Diamond Girl

p.s.   My meditation today has been more like, “WINTERMEETINGSWINTERMEETINGSWINTERMEETINGS” actually.  Because I am stoked, baby.  Beyond stoked.

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I Am Thankful For…

…in addition to other things, Elf Yourself.  Seriously, I wait all year for that thing.  So when it became that time again recently, I figured I couldn’t miss a chance to dance with Selig.  And (NL MVP, might I add?) Brauny.  And The Zito himself, of course.

(WordPress is sily and won’t let me imbed it, so just click on the photo to see.)

Awesome, right?  I know.

Anyhow, I’d better go now, because I am so excited for the cranberries that I can barely write.  My fingers are (kindasorta) shaking at the thought.  Yo, enjoy, my friends, okay?  Thanksgiving is too fabulous to not enjoy.

Diamond Girl

p.s.  In addition, yes, I am thankful for baseball and béisbol and the Giants and the Rangers and Alexi Ogando via A.J. Preller  and all of that.  I am not as ungrateful as I might appear.  Really.

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I Will Keep Adding To This Photo…

…until the Brewers finish paying Ryan Braun in 2030.  Or sometime close to that.  (Original loving u, Ryan Braun, story is here, in case you missed it.)

September 2010

October 2011

 

November 2011

I think I would have gotten a manicure if I had known how many times I would repeat this picture.

Diamond Girl

p.s.  Oh, yeah.  Congratulations to Ryan on his fabulous, awesome, wonderful MVP victory.  I am happy Pooh Be—that is, Diamond Girl today.

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Gone Fishing

Well, no.  Not fishing.

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