So we got the Reds coming into town for two. A lot of people were hoping for the Reds but I gotta say, I think they’re just as good as the Nats. That Chapman guy is lights out when he’s not wild, so getting a lead early will be the key against these guys IMO. They can also swing the sticks, too. I have faith in our starting pitching, not so much with our bullpen. It will be up to Bochy and his managerial skills to make this department successful – and if anyone can do it, it’s him.
What a year it’s been, eh? We watched a perfect game, some fantastic defensive plays, and very clutch hitting, something we’re not that used to. We watched the Dodgers spend a quarter of a billion dollars in trying to compete with us, and had the pleasure of watching our Giants knock them out of playoff contention on game 161 – priceless!
We also went through some ups and downs, like the Melky and Mota suspensions, hamate bone surgeries, hamstring pulls, Pablo getting his whistle wet down in Capitola and being accused of assault. Huff’s divorce and his coming out about his anxiety issues. He was a huge part of out World Series win and I’ll forever be greatful to him for what he contributed to our team. Strange year in some respects.
Pagan worked his way back into his leadoff position and has been HUGE for us. Marco fucking Scutaro – what a stud this guy is. When we got him we turned into a completely different team, for the better. Kudos to Sabean too, that was the best pick -up of the season in all of baseball when it comes to how much impact he has made for the Giants.
And Buster Posey. What can I say, other than he proved everyone wrong and had one of the best years a Giant has had in a long time. He deserves the MVP.
This is my first blog post so don’t expect Hemmingway piece. Hell, I couldn’t if I tried. Go Giants, Go Niners, and fire Tedford, and fuck the Trolls!