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I realize it's a long season, and it would be foolish to get carried away after just one game, but I have to say that was the worst opening day that I can ever remember. I went into this season with the expectation that it may be a struggle for the Giants this year. Of course like most fans I was cautiously optimistic that this team could surprise me and do better than anybody thinks. I can live with this team having a down year as long as they are competetive. But what was particularly disheartening about today was that they weren't competetive. Sloppy in all phases of the game. I would think it being opening day and all they would be pumped and show a little sign of life, but after the first few innings, it looked like they were walking around out there in a daze or something. I can't really explain it, but the feeling I got as I sat in my seat and observed what was going on inside the ballpark, it just had a different feel than any of the other 5 opening days I have been to.... and that is not a good thing either. Normally you can take something positive about the team as a whole even if they lose. Other than the fact that Bonds looked like he was moving around better than he has in two years, and Durham making two sensational plays with the glove, There weren't many positives. What I saw was pretty much a carbon copy of last season. Pedro swinging and missing, and the bullpen was getting hit around. I'll give the offense a pass for the most part, because they were facing Peavy, and he had it rolling from the start. Give credit where it is due... he pitched a heck of a game. I hope this group can turn it around. I really do, but I do not have a good feeling about this team after what I saw today.

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One thing that I noticed is the crowd was a little more subdued than usual
I am used to the fans trying to inject energy into the game with chants and so forth, but besides few "he's a bum" chants there was [sign in to see URL] then again a pitcher like Peavy, and a start like we had in the first can take the wind out of the sails pretty quickly....

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One thing that I noticed is the crowd was a little more subdued than usual
I am used to the fans trying to inject energy into the game with chants and so forth, but besides few "he's a bum" chants there was [sign in to see URL] then again a pitcher like Peavy, and a start like we had in the first can take the wind out of the sails pretty quickly....



I couldn't agree more Merkin. It was kinda like the feeling "here we go again" amongst the crowd. It was just really weird. Peavy throwing darts up there didn't help matters.
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One thing that I noticed is the crowd was a little more subdued than usual
I am used to the fans trying to inject energy into the game with chants and so forth, but besides few "he's a bum" chants there was [sign in to see URL] then again a pitcher like Peavy, and a start like we had in the first can take the wind out of the sails pretty quickly....



I kind of noticed that too, granted the team didn't give us much to cheer for. Still I expected some noise in situations like say Zito pitching with 2 outs and 2 strikes. Maybe the run in the 1st deflated that.
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maybe it was the new 169 seats or whatever it [sign in to see URL] rich now out number the poor. and if i was behind the plate and could see the balls and strikes i'd let the umpire have it..

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The Giants didn't give the crowd a shot. The hits were scattered and as soon as anything started to get going the team fell flat.
Peavy was a big reason for this for [sign in to see URL] so was Pedro.
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Here's my thought what went on between the lines on Opening Day: I think it sucked.

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