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GAMEBALL and JOKER ==> DODGERS at GIANTS 06-30




Gotta love Giants fans…. on the day the Giants were shellacked by the hated Doggies for the sweep, sprits are high…..because of the "misfortune" of one of our own….sure I could bag on Bengie…and have bagged on Bengie……but that time has past……now is time to reflect on the good Bengie brought and wish him luck in Texas where he will hopefully "be appreciated" (ok, a little sarcasm, couldn't help it)

GAMEBALL and JOKER ==> DODGERS at GIANTS 06-30

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Back in 2006 Matheny went down, and the Giants were left with Eliezer Alfonzo as the starting catcher…..and when Matheny retired that offseason, the Giants were left with few in house options and the proceeded to scrap the bottom of the free agent barrel……and the bottom of that barrel was Bengie Molina….Now Bengie was fresh off a disappointing free agent experience a year earlier where he was left unwanted until February when he signed a 1 year contract with the Blue Jays….after hitting a career high 19 homers in Toronto, there was little demand for his services…..so here we are……the Giants in need of a catcher and Bengie desperate for work……so in swooped Brian Sabean with a 3 year deal for $16 million….of course Brian made sure this contract market value…..and by market value, I mean what Molina thought he was worth, not what was being offered…….but even though we probably gave him more than was needed……he was still worth the money…..hitting for surprising power and nurturing a young pitching staff…..and these were shitty teams Molina had to play for……losing 90 games two years back to back while crouching for 130+ games ain't no fun and is less fun when you are losing……and with the aging offense crumbling around him…..Bengie became miscast as a center piece of the offense for the first time in his career…..add that new role to his already large pride and the 24/7 media and the age of sabermetric and the internet……well…..as time went on Molina lost favor with the fans …..add the fortuitous opportunity to draft Posey…..well….that took things to a whole new level……after some dumbass comment from Sabean, whiny Bengie was born…..the aging catcher with limited offensive skills and slowing defense had an exaggerated sense of self worth and wore his heart on his sleeve……Hey, he's honest and I can't blame him for that…..but he was his own worst enemy….Its hard for the average fan making less than $50K, and forking out $100 just to go to a game to feel sorry for someone playing a boys game for a living, and with career earnings in excess of $30 million……how the hell can you feel sorry for THAT……in a different day and age, none of this would be an [sign in to see URL] forget all that bullshit for a minute and remember what he DID do…..he had some big hits……he took the reigns of an offense that had nothing, and did his best…..he trudged through some dark days and helped develop what we have now…..and for that he has been handsomely paid and hopefully well remembered……


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CASILLA
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ROWAND
Got 3 hits and a revenge dinger in a lost cause

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For getting something of actual value for Molina……so I hear there might be a GM dumber than you……probably just a rumor

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Man, when did our whole starting staff forget how to pitch…..the last turn the best effort came from Zito and Bumgarner…..whereas Cain, Tim, and JSanchez….the 3 most talented guys on the staff…..aren't getting it done……and that’s reason 1 the Giants are riding a 5 game losing streak…..


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For buzzing Padilla and NOT hitting his !@#$ stupid ass in the !@#$ noggin

MOLINA
OK, one more thing……my theory……Molina has been sulking and this has poisoned the clubhouse and his performance on the field has been contagious….now that he is gone, the dynamic will change drastically…I really see two things that could change the clubhouse….…1st Pablo gravitated to Molina because of the mutual defensive position and common language….now Pablo will likely look more towards Uribe as a big brother figure,…Uribe is the opposite of Molina…..fun loving and all about team…..this can't be a bad change…..the 2nd change is Molina and Rowand are the resident red ass serious players…..with Molina gone and Rowand mostly out of the lineup, players like Huff, Uribe, and Burrell are going to have more influence on the rest of the team…..this includes players like Posey and Torress and some of the younger pitchers….These guys are looser and more fun loving…..and all about getting a team W……again, I think this is for the best…….so lets hope this is a turning point for a Giants team that hasn't looked good since they swept the A's over 2 weeks ago….plenty of time left to turn it around….but you cant dig that hole too deep……


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My "source" says Pablo and Torres are inseparable around the yard. Quite a funny image.

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My "source" says Pablo and Torres are inseparable around the yard. Quite a funny image.



Not just around the yard. They are roommates.
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chefjuan wrote:

My "source" says Pablo and Torres are inseparable around the yard. Quite a funny image.



Not just around the yard. They are roommates.




At least Torres doesn't have to worry about Pablo stealing his rice cakes or granola bars!




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Just gotta say, Merk..... that gameball pic for wednesday, Big Money?....

THAT is funny!

Man gave it pretty much his All. Good Luck in Tex-ass, Mr. Molina. I choose to remember the many good times while you were here. Adios.
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