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GAMEBALL and JOKER ==> GIANTS at PHILLIES 10/20 NLCS Game 4




!@#$ YEAH…. so many thoughts….so many things I want to say…..man it was a wonderful up and down night…..and just too much back and forth for my lungs to handle……by the time the 6th inning rolled around I had lost my voice and given myself a pounding headache from all the noise that I WAS making……but I was able to rally with some lozenges and tasty beverage…..and had enough in the gas tank to make it through yelling the rest of the game…..out of the ballpark……yelling all the way back to the car…..and when I dropped a buddy at the BART station….well there was some yelling there as well……hell I barely needed a car to get home……I just rode that wave of euphoria all the way home……

I have been 1 game from the series 3 times in my life…..in 1987, I was too young to know that we COULD lose…….in 2002….I believed the Giants were MORE talented than the Cardinals …but this is an entirely new feeling…this just doesn't seem real….and I don't think it will even sink in until the offseason……when the season began, we had hopes of a playoff MAYBE…..but the real horizon was 2011…..in mid-August, the Giants pitching swooned and the Padres pulled away and we thought MAYBE a wildcard…..and then now up against a superior Phillies team….it was a MAYBE …..a BIG MAYBE …..this is a team that isn't supposed to be here…..a collection of castoffs and role players augmented by a Stud Rookie Catcher and a Ungodly Good Pitching Staff……you look at the faces in that dugout and it’s a hodpodge of retreds…..you look in that Phillies dugout all I see are all stars…..man….this isn't happening…..this can't be happening…..I can't !@#$ process this……I swear to god, the more my brain soaks this in, the more my heart lumps up into my throat,…….just !@#$ typing this, I got !@#$ tears welling up in my eyes…..man, 1 !@#$ win,…….just one more !@#$ 1 and we can maybe….maybe make up for some unfinished !@#$ !@#$ business……!@#$……ok, I gotta stop and compose myself here……

OK, got my head on straight again……so lets not think to far ahead here…..the Death Blow is the hardest…..you saw the way the Padres suddenly came to life with the backs against the wall…..well the Phillies are MUCH better than the Padres….and if we lose the 1st one this time, the next two are in Philly……so GET THIS !@#$ DONE TOMORROW WITH URGENCY……..you got them down, and you KEEP them down…..you get that Philly Offense rolling and you might not get it to stop again…….

GAMEBALL and JOKER ==> GIANTS at PHILLIES 10/20 NLCS Game 4

GAMEBALL
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I can't really say much….4 !@#$ hits…..play at the plate….and loved how he kept his hands back on the ball from Oswalt, something we see too infrequently from Giants hitters…..

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URIBE
OUTSTANDING play in the hole, and of course the ball that ended it…..

HUFF
Was stroking it all over tonight….and looks like he may just have his swing back

CODY
This guy is just flat stupid good right now……I mean, playing above your head and you got the stadium chanting your name…..and you sting the ball time after time…..not only does everyone expect Cody to do something….Cody expects Cody to do something

PABLO
Yeah, hit into the DP…..but his swing is looking MUCH better and his WHOLE GAME is looking a lot better…..lets hope he has it back…….there is much work to be done….

WILSON
Got some outs, got the win….has a beard ……some !@#$ like that

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Not a night to harp on anything or anyone Giants….and I won't dare tempt the baseball gods by singling out any Phillies……..lets just say, this will be a joker free night ……..

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CASILLA/ ROMO
Well……you saw…..I don't need to go into detail tonight


So not feeling me yet……..well, try watching this thing…..yes you have seen it before……but this time, its not about the past….this is about the !@#$ present……good night, sleep well and MAYBE next time we talk…..well…..lets just say........ MAYBE there will be tears of joy from all Giants fans……..

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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 when he gets inducted to Cooperstown..)



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Nice candidly emotionally joyous write-up Merk.
And yet like you said, the death blow is the hardest.

C'mon Timmy. And C'mon bats.
Do it now and then you can relax at home for quite awhile, all the way up to, and including, the first two games of the WS.



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This season has a very surreal feeling to it, as the 2002 season didn't. In 2002, I wasn't surprised we were in the world series, where as this season I was just happy to be in the playoffs, and now they're 1 win away from the world series.
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I was thinking the Joker would be the umpire that blew the Sandoval double but Pablo made that all moot by manning up and hitting a no doubt double to put us ahead!!! Only Joker moment I can think of is Torres trying to steal and being thrown out by a mile. He is now 1-4 in stolen attempts this postseason.

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