ALL ROWAND WANTED TO DO WAS TALK ABOUT THE BEARS AGAIN.
TEJADA DIDN’T WANT TO BUNT.
You get DFA’d! You get DFA’d! EVERYBODY GETS DFA’D!
…it’s reading articles and post-game notes of fans and beat writers who are also getting cynical. Every fan — I don’t care how optimistic you are — is on their last nerve, and are about to reach their breaking points. We’re ticked off, we’re pissed, we’re bitter at the entire world, especially after games like yesterday. It’s not incredibly healthy either, because of all the things we’re pissed off about, it’s the Giants. No, not the Diamondbacks and not the Astros, it’s the Giants.
This team isn’t giving up, that is true, but they sure as hell aren’t playing like it. Scraping eight runs in a four-game series against the ASTROS, it can’t get any more pathetic than that. What’s worse is that the Giants have to go 20-8 and the Diamondbacks have to go 16-12 for the rest of the season just to tie. Given the track record lately and even though they accomplished a similar record in September last year, the Giants just don’t seem like they have what it takes to win 20 of the remaining games. The pitching can’t put up zeros forever to carry the non-existent offense — as shown this past August. The Diamondbacks are not going away, and they’re as hot as ever.
Thinking realistically, logic is telling me to give up, have a beer, and wait for Spring Training 2012. Miguel Tejada is in the doghouse by not just the fans, but now my management. Aaron Rowand is picking the absolute worst time to have the crappiest season of his career. Aubrey Huff and Pat Burrell’s almighty team chemistry hasn’t transferred at all to their playing ability this year. Brandon Belt is struggling again (may not have been at this point IF HE JUST FUCKING STAYED ON THE TEAM) and he doesn’t seem like the rookie that will solve all our problems. Pablo Sandoval is having a completely opposite year, compared to his less than great year in 2010, but he alone cannot carry the entire club.
But I’m not giving up. Even though the Giants seem to be doing this:
I just have to stick with the rest of the season with the shred of hope that I have left. This isn’t last year, but I sure as hell hope this last stretch of the season produces similar results.
- Sergio Romo placed on DL.
- Carlos Beltran placed on DL.
- Miguel Tejada activated.
- Nate Schierholtz injured.
- Jeff Keppinger injured.
- Aaron Rowand injured.
Aubrey Huff remains immortal.
The DL is comin’ for ya’! RUN AWAY AS FAST AS YOU CAN!
All it took was an injury and few months of Mr. Dickbat doing bad things at the plate for him to be benched last year and this year.
Huff has been horrible THE ENTIRE GOD DAMN MOTHER FUCKING SEASON, yet Bochy still “likes the way he’s been swinging his bat.” Tell me what the fuck there is to like, other than that lone, useless home run a couple days ago.
- The awesome pop-ups
- The awesome grounders
- The awesome 4-3 put outs
- The awesome inability to take walks
- The awesome infield hits
- The awesome way he got on base after someone lost a pop-up in the sun
All of these sound completely awesome, so my mistake, there’s plenty to like about that swing.
But seriously, what the fuck makes Huff so special? It doesn’t take Bochy much to bench any other player.
- Cody Ross had a HORRIBLE July, hitting .193/.304/.281. But he still replaced Torres in the lead-off spot because Bochy “lost confidence” in him (who was hitting .260/.313/.364 in July). Somehow, “the hot hand” applies to this.
- Schierholtz is having a small rough stretch, but now he’s immediately benched.
- Burrell was benched LOOOOONG ago.
- Tejada was replaced, and somehow a clone of him was the right way to go.
I have to assume that money does not play an option in Bochy’s decisions, especially considering what he’s done with Rowand and Tejada. But if it’s not money, THEN WHY THE FUCK HASN’T HUFF BEEN BENCHED YET? I am seriously going fucking crazy. I need to explore what’s going on in Bochy’s ridiculously huge head. Because I honestly don’t know why Huff gets so much special treatment.
FREE THE FUCK OUT OF BRANDON BELT. If you need me, I’ll be angrily looking at my TV screen as I watch the DiamondBack’s rookie first baseman get playing time.