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GAMEBALL and JOKER ==> CUBS at GIANTS 08/11




GAMEBALL and JOKER ==> CUBS at GIANTS 08/11

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In the giddy days of Pat in a fresh new Giants Uni, I went on a short limb to claim ]10-15 homers in a Giants uni with an OBP north of .375 Well wasn't looking too good when Pat was on the Pine but after his 8th ding of the year in the Creamscicle and Orange, I will go back and point out that I am a genius…….Man, the more I see this guy, the more I like him……Yes, he has that Uribesque swing hard in case you hit it style at the plate, even with 2 strikes……but unlike Uribe, he works counts with [sign in to see URL] Pitches per Plate Appearance leading the team just a tick ahead of Torres [sign in to see URL] Pitches per PA……And then when he isn't in the game, you see him in dugout acting like he is one of the coaches, making the rounds to players and coaches alike……but tonight, the big contribution was on the diamond……recovering on a ball to the wall to hit Uribe with a good throw to relay, and then in the 8th, taking some off speed jumk deep to left for the go ahead run that would win the game and drive the girls wild…..its good to be Pat…….Glory…..Money…..and all the MILF a guy could want…….

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ROWAND
I have to give a tip of the cap to Aaron….the Biggest red ass on the team, is all about team coming off the bench……and he has been contributing where he can, and tonight it was a go ahead homer in the 6th that gave the Giants a short lived lead…..

TORRES
Couple more hits, a walk and most importantly got the Giants started in the 1st inning with a single and steal

HUFF
Couple knocks to keep his average above .300……man, the bar has been raised for Aubrey……1 hit in 5 days and it’s a slump……hell for Rowand that’s a good week……

URIBE
Really made that play on the relay home, Dewitt had 4 steps past 3rd when the throw hit Uribe's glove…..quick release, strong arm, accurate throw, and Dewitt was out by 10 feet…….and extra thanks for accuracy, a little off target and it coulda been ugly…..a little high and it coulda been fatal…….

POSEY
Didn't do much with the bat…..but you gotta love this kid, seems to come out smelling like roses in every situation…..and the collision at home plate, stands firm but gives ground on a spin to help absorb the blow….and comes out the winner on the field, and in the clubhouse with Posey unscathed and Dewitt with a face full of catchers helmet…….

ROMO/ WILSON
This 1-2 punch is looking about as good as they have all year long…..

JOKER
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BYRD
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Marlon Byrd and Pat the Bat in the same game…..my mind drifts back to an ]afternoon in 2003…. a younger Merkin spent the afternoon in 1st row of Section 140 alternately heckling Byrd and Burrell……..Byrd was a rookie Centerfielder making the minimum and hitting around .300……Pat was playing his first season of a HUGE (back then) $50 Million contract and hitting about .200……you can imagine…….Hey Pat is this what they get for $50M????... Hey Marlon,.300 for minimum wage…….200 is $50 Million, quit trying so hard……and if you have been to a game with me before, you probably know I am a very very loud man……and I understand the importance of brevity and enunciation while heckling…well, Pat the Bat was the star that day hitting a game tying shot in the 8th, and a go ahead homer in the 10th to shut my ass up…….and Despite Byrd having a career year in 2010 and Pat clearing waivers earlier in the year…..Pat has racked up close to $70M in earnings compared with Marlons $9 Million…..Pat is still being paid MORE than Marlon for 2010…..and Pat overshadowed Marlon again today with a go ahead Homer in the 8th……some things never chance, Eh Marlon?


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DEWITT
Dumbass….goes into the catchers gear face first for the out…..!@#$ Dodger…

ZITO
For giving up a first pitch BOMB to a leftie on a curve…..and for giving proponents of the DH some lowlights with the bat

FONTENOT
Shades of the Sanchez trade last year where he just moved clubhouses…..of course this time it was DURING the series….and that’s gotta be weird….Mike is a play versus Lefties at your own risk, owning a career [sign in to see URL] BA and .348 SLG vs southpaws…..and his .284 in 2010 is almost exclusively versus righties….with only 7 Plate Appearances versus Lefties……but he did have 2 hits in those 7 chances……

FSANCHEZ
Big vote of confidence with the Fontenot acquisition…..and you can smell that platoon coming…..Freddy has traditionally Killed Lefties (.351) and held his own against Righties (.277)…..well this year, he is Killing Lefties (.350) and getting killed versus Righties (.232)…..even his solid glove work won't save him from a short side of a platoon if he cant get it going soon……

EVAN CRAWFORD
It took my brain about 5 seconds to register the trade of Infielder Evan Crawford as announced on KNBR….to recap my brain interpreting the announcement…..…."Fontenot for Crawford…..Evan, Evan….infielder?...they clearly said Evan….outfielder right? No they clearly said Evan…….that's the thin black dude in Arizona…..they wouldn't trade Brandon for Fontenot…..gotta be Evan….."

SAN DIEGO
One can't help but look forward to the series this weekend…..what are the chances I can get a BEAT south LA…BEAT south LA chant going?.....rolls off the tongue better than BEAT north Mexico…BEAT north Mexico……..

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(The fine print: There will be cussing and bad taste. This is written with the heat of the moment feel you may have during the game, with rational thought sprinkled in now and then. This is entertainment folks, sure there is a lot of truth and I am a genius, but this is all about having a laugh and enjoying the ride…….now lets go heckle Jeff Kent in when he gets inducted to Cooperstown..)



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Re: GAMEBALL and JOKER ==> CUBS at GIANTS 08/11


Once again, yet another long recap-- worth reading every word.
And that's a rare combo on a blog.
Lengthy AND worthy.

I gotta learn how to do that one of these days.

Wait.. nah.. not only will that never happen, there is also no need.
We have Merk as the bonafide game closer.

Well done Merk.

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Can we get a .gif of DeWitt being stitched up in the dugout??


BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!



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I'm not sure why Fontenot gets the stick. He hasn't actually done anything bad in a giants uni yet (unless he went all Doug Rader on somebody's birthday cake in the clubhouse last night).

If he sucks and/or it was a bad trade, the stick goes to Sabean, doesn't it?
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Merkin mentioned that he is a LOUD [sign in to see URL] I have been to a few games with our leader, and let me tell [sign in to see URL] is LOUD!!!!!!!!!!!!! Can only imagining the heckling that day Merk.
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