Tuesday, May 09, 2006

The Giants suck…but Bonds plays for them so no one notices


Photo courtesy of Mr. Irrelevant and Deadspin

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 Landres-Schnur

Adam is the sports editor at the University of Washington's The Daily. He's not even supposed to be here today.

7 comments:

insomniac said...

Meanwhile in your area, the pitcher w/ the best name in baseball, J.J. Putz converted his 4th save opportunity since replacing Everyday Eddie as the closer.

Mike said...

Guardado is worthless, I agree... but when the alternative is a man named Putz... we're in deeper trouble than people thought.

Anonymous said...

The only thing Eddie was doing everyday was blowing saves. But J.J. Putz sounds like a wimpy action figure

Anonymous said...

The only thing Eddie was doing everyday was blowing saves. But J.J. Putz sounds like a wimpy action figure - kinda like a man's Barbie.

Thanks for the comments, fellas.

-Adam

Anonymous said...

The only thing Eddie was doing everyday was blowing saves. But J.J. Putz sounds like a wimpy action figure - kinda like a man's Barbie.

Thanks for the comments, fellas.

-Adam

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Anonymous said...

putz has 27 consecutive saves. best closer in baseball? I think so..