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:

Bring the pain

The first game of the season for the San Francisco Giants was yesterday. They lost 5-0. Unfortunately, I think the season opener will be indicative of the rest of the season for the Giants; not getting blown up, but getting beat, and not scoring much if at all. A 100 loss season? Damn I hope not, but with the way the N.L. West is looking, it’s entirely possible.

I’m certainly no baseball scout, but why aren’t the Giants starting some of the young prospects? There are few to be excited about, but still – how about these guys:

  • Eugenio Velez
  • Fred Lewis
  • Rajai Davis

All of them are young, blazing fast, and have more upside or potential. And they can be put in for the following:

  • Rich Aurilia
  • Ray Durham
  • Dave Roberts

It’s no secret the Giants are bad. Let’s clean house and start re-building. Management has said they’re taking a team in a new direction, so it’s time to put your money where your mouth is. And by that, I don’t mean dropping 128 million on Zito.

Oh, and I realize I haven’t really been posting about sports; there may be a few more sports and baseball-related posts in the future.

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.