Tuesday, May 09, 2006
The Giants suck…but Bonds plays for them so no one notices
As Giants fans, we could give less of a shit about Barry Bonds’ pursuit of the home run record, the surrounding (and excessive) hype of it and this whole thing about him injecting non-mind-altering drugs.
As Giants fans, we care about winning games. Which, of course, is not happening anymore, leaving us in pretty shitty moods around 10 p.m. PST daily. San Francisco is 15-17 entering today’s action against the similarly hapless Cubs, but it feels more like 15-26,769. (Recent win streaks by the Rockies, Dodgers, Diamond Backs and Padres aren’t making anything easier, we might add.)
We don’t want to bore you with a rant about our favorite team sucking it up, so we’ll just get back to this whole Barry Bonds thing. Pretty much, we’re just as sick of it as he seems to be. If his homers win games, great. If they don’t — as was the case Sunday — we don’t really give a fuck and don’t want to hear about it for the entire week before he hits his next one. We also can’t stand the people who claim it was a good game if the Giants lose, but Bonds goes deep. Last we checked you can't make the playoffs with 713 homeruns, but only 60 wins.
If there is one positive about ESPN and other media outlets caring about this guy, it’s that the Giants are often televised here in Seattle and are the lead highlight on SportsCenter, making it easy for us to see pictures of the game that MLB.tv couldn’t show us (they scored worse on the Wonderlicthebacksideofahyenasnuts test than Vince Young).
Adam is the sports editor at the University of Washington's The Daily. He's not even supposed to be here today.