Juan Uribe has signed a 3-year $21 million deal with the Dodgers.
So I guess I just needed to be patient one more day and I would have had something to talk about. Aubrey Huff has returned with a two-year contract with a club option for 2013.
Man post-post season is ridiculously boring, isn’t it? Even Jane Heller has been reduced to move reviewing. There could be news if someone would actually do something, but so far there’s just unanswered questions, like…
As I’ve complained about numerous times already, just as the Giants win the World Series, I had to leave town. Went to Seattle for work, a town that wasn’t necessarily as excited about the Giants winning as the Bay Area, though I did get a few “go Giants!” while walking Seattle’s streets in my Giants sweatshirt. I should have invested in a He-Cam so that I could interview some of them, as I was curious whether or not these pro-Giants people were actual fans stranded in Washington or just happy the Giants won over the Rangers (or maybe just knew the Giants won because they read the paper and like to shout out “woo hoo!” when the opportunity presents itself). But I didn’t interview any of them, so now we’ll never know who they were.
The Giants had a parade. I heard 1.5 million people showed up.
Aubrey Huff revealed the rally thong.
Brian Wilson and The Machine were on the Tonight Show. Jay Leno still sucks. (Make sure you watch both parts!)
President Obama called to congratulate the Giants for their most excellent victory. I love (no really) how he always has to make sure people know he’s a White Sox fan.
Who knows what this Bumgarner guy is going to do? That’s what I was thinking going into this anyway. I like the guy, but he hasn’t been ridiculously dominate or anything, and this is the World Series, and the potential tie-winning game for the Rangers. So what’s he going to do? How about this?
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I am completely confused as to what’s going on. This is not Giants baseball as I have come to know it. 20 runs in two games? Not that I’m complaining, mind you, it’s kind of nice actually. Is this what games are like for other fans? Lots of runs, great defense, no torture? I could get used to it, but on the other hand, the pessimist in me is waiting for the other shoe to drop.
- O’Day now pitching, strikes out Torres. One out.
- Freddy Sanchez up, strikes out. Two out.
- Buster Posey, single to second base. Still two out.
- O’Day replaced by Derek Holland. Nate Schierholtz walks. Buster to 2B. Still two out.
- Cody Ross walks, Posey to 3B, Scheirholtz to 2B. Bases loaded. Still two out.
- Aubrey Huff WALKS. Posey scores. Scheirholtz to 3B. Ross to 2B. Still two out. SFG: 3, TEX: 0.
- Holland out, Lowe in. Walks Juan Uribe. Scheriholtz scores. Ross to 3B. Huff to 2B. Still two out. SFG: 4, TEX: 0.
- Renteria singles to LF, Ross and Huff score. Still two out. SFG: 6, TEX: 0.
- Lowe out, Kirkman in. Aaron Rowand triples to RF, Uribe and Renteria score. Still two out. SFG: 8, TEX: 0.
- Andres Torres doubles to LF, Rowand scores. Still two out. SFG: 9, TEX: 0.
- Freddy Sanchez strikes out swinging. Three out.
The Texas bullpen just died or something. Giants score 7 runs in one inning, two from walks. It was like one of those cake walks at the community fair, where everyone is just walking around in circles waiting for the music to stop. It finally stopped after 7 runs. Of course, as I said above, only 1 run was needed to win this game, so the 8th inning was just icing, but an icing that certainly boosted confidence and hopefully sucked some life out of Texas. I guarantee you there will be a pitchers meeting before Game 3.
|2010||NLDS g2||Oct 8||SFG||ATL||L,4-5||GS-7||6.2||7||1||0||2||6||0||0.00|
|2010||NLCS g3||Oct 19||SFG||PHI||W,3-0||GS-7||7.0||2||0||0||3||5||0||0.00|
|2010||WS g2||Oct 28||SFG||TEX||W,9-0||GS-8||7.2||4||0||0||2||2||0||0.00|
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The Giants add another pitcher’s pelt to their wall next to Jimenez, Latos, Halladay, Oswalt and Hamels. Here’s Cliff Lee’s new post-season stats:
|1||2009||NLDS g1||Oct 7||PHI||COL||W,5-1||6||1||0||5||0|
|2||2009||NLDS g4||Oct 12||PHI||@||COL||W,5-4||5||3||3||5||0|
|3||2009||NLCS g3||Oct 18||PHI||LAD||W,11-0||3||0||0||10||0|
|4||2009||WS g1||Oct 28||PHI||@||NYY||W,6-1||6||1||0||10||0|
|5||2009||WS g5||Nov 2||PHI||NYY||W,8-6||7||5||3||3||0|
|6||2010||ALDS g1||Oct 6||TEX||@||TBR||W,5-1||5||1||0||10||1|
|7||2010||ALDS g5||Oct 12||TEX||@||TBR||W,5-1||6||1||0||11||0|
|8||2010||ALCS g3||Oct 18||TEX||@||NYY||W,8-0||2||0||1||13||0|
|9||2010||WS g1||Oct 27||TEX||@||SFG||L,7-11||8||7||1||7||0|
The first time I was up, I wished Posey luck and he wished me luck. Then I looked out at Lincecum and touched the bill of my cap, and he touched his in response.I had as special a relationship with Timmy as I have had with any pitcher. Maybe because he was so young when I began catching him and I became a mentor to him. We have texted since I was traded but I had not seen him or talked to him in person until the game yesterday. I had heard he had said really nice things about me to the press.When he came up to bat for the first time, I stood and told him, “I want you to know that hits or no hits, win or lose, you’re my boy.”“Hey, Be-Mo, I love you.”Then we both got to work.
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