Gotta get them matchups. This defense is pretty bad, you guys.
When your post title is “A Gregor Blanco GIF post” you know what you’re getting into. This post has .gifs. This post has .gifs of Gregor Blanco who, amidst another dismal Giants loss, was pretty entertaining. To be clear: this post has Gregor Blanco .gifs. Not sure if I’ve mentioned that yet. Also, the first person to complain about .gif-related… Read more →
You’re going to read a lot about Barry Zito’s pitching today, and that’s fine with me. You’re going to read a lot about his complete game shutout against the Rockies that netted the Giants their first win of the 2012 campaign. Zito, for the most part, was masterful in today’s win. His fastball didn’t crack 85 mph, but he mixed… Read more →
Interesting post this morning from Henry Schulman on the Giants and what they would like to see from Zito’s delivery: In the wake of two horrible starts, Barry Zito said he does not want to scrap all the elements of a new delivery that he had hoped would make him better, but the coaching staff wants him to tweak it… Read more →
Greatness, I think, most would agree is easy to spot. It’s not hard to see what makes players like Pablo Sandoval or Tim Lincecum or Matt Cain great. That’s not just in sports, or baseball, but life in general. We always notice the talented people. We always notice those who are in the spotlight. But, I’ve also got a soft… Read more →
So … it’s the 9th inning of a Spring Training baseball game. Your team is down 8-4 and things are looking bleak. Because it’s the top of the 9th inning, and you’re still in the game, chances are good that you’re a prospect that’s trying to fight and claw his way onto a major league roster. You, specifically, are this… Read more →
(Majorly inspired by these two [1 and 2] Jeff Sullivan posts.) Slider. Never saw it coming.
I have an unhealthy obsession with Sergio Romo and his slider. Our support group — Sliders Anonymous, co-chaired by Aaron Rowand — meets on Thursdays. The obsession might sound weird, but can you really blame me? It’s a pitch that defies logic. It’s a pitch that Romo throws with impunity, batters can’t touch it. It’s a pitch that makes hitters… Read more →
The next in my patented line of the why-god-am-I-doing-this series of Melky .gifs, I present to you a celebratory .gif that honors Melky Cabrera’s recent one-year, six million dollar deal with the San Francisco Giants baseball club. I demand you give me satisfaction, forthright! (This is what happens when I stop sleeping and drink too much coffee. Complaints can be… Read more →
Tweet: Orlando Cabrera to retire from baseball, he said in Colombia radio station. Thanks for memories! @Enrique_Rojas1 I’ll never forget you, O-Cab.