Giants Baseball – Torture

The theme of this year’s San Francisco Giants baseball team, which has been adopted by everyone from the fans to the players and coaches themselves, is “Giants baseball – torture!”. As long as they continue winning as they make their way to the team’s first NLCS since 2002, I’m completely fine with it. If you haven’t had a chance to watch the Giants 2010 Anthem, you should:

The Mitchell Report

It’s Thursday morning, and I’m anxiously awaiting the Mitchell Report, which is due out 2 p.m. E.S.T., or in about 20 minutes. There’s a leaked report making the rounds right now, but I think I’ll just wait for the official report.

Some things I’ll be curious to see:

  • names of players(obviously)
  • sources and evidence of use
  • types of steroid/substance abuse

I do hope this cleans up the game of baseball, but I’m not very happy about the government’s “role” in this. I really think they should stay out of this; you know, stick to doing government things.

Bitter Suite

The Wife and I went to a Giants baseball game last night. One of the perks of her job is the occasional free ticket to a Giants game, and we hit the jackpot last night, because we got Suite tickets!

When I was younger, I didn’t understand why someone would want to sit in a suite. It’s indoors, away from the action, and has lots of things that suggest a person would actually be doing something besides watching the baseball game. On top of all that, there are waaaay more seats closer to the field and the players. After having the fortune of using the suite several times, I understand now. :)

Last night was unlike any other ballgame I’ve been to, and for one reason: The Golden State Warriors were trying to close out the playoff series with the Dallas Mavericks. As their game moved closer to finishing, more and more baseball fans made their way out of their seats and over to a t.v. showing the basketball game. At one point during the baseball game, it looked as though the fans were giving up on the Giants and leaving, but they weren’t. They just wanted to watch the Warriors (who haven’t been in the playoffs for 13 years) win.

After a hell of a game, the Warriors couldn’t hold on to the lead, taking the series to 3-2. I’d consider their next game(in Oakland) to be a must-win; I don’t think they can drop that game and have a legitimate chance of traveling back to Dallas and winning. Oh, and the Giants lost too.