I was able to finally watch the Sunday Clinching Game last night (admitted Bluegrass addict here), and while they edited out a few innings in which nothing particularly earth shaking happened it seemed that we got most, if not all, of the post-win celebration.
It struck me as curious that I couldn't find Jose Guillen in any of the post-game celebration footage.
I don't have any particular axe to grind with Guillen, hell I was at his Grand Slam/6 RBI game which certainly saved the Giants from a precipice of an ugly 3 game sweep by the Brewers before their final grueling road-trip of the year, I just found it curious.
Eli Whiteside - kept popping into the frame pouring beer or champagne over anyone/everyone he could find.
Cody Ross - who joined the team AFTER Jose Guillen, when the Giants were actually forced to take him via waver claim to block Padres, was there in the locker-room exuberant as anyone. His wife & kids were present smiling for the camera, he interviewed with Kruk or Kuip for television. He was quite a presence.
Now immediately after Guillen flailed at the first pitch with runners on and meekly grounded to SS to close an earlier inning, he was replaced on defense by Nate.
Could his skin be so thin that he doesn't celebrate with his teammates as he's steamed about being taken out?
Am I reading too much into this? Did I miss him dancing and drinking with Panda & Uribe?
Again, I am someone willing to give Jose the benefit of the doubt. I thought the earlier brouhaha about "curtain calls" was completely ridiculous.
Somebody tell me they saw him covered in champagne and I'll apologize, but for now I'm scratching my head. Thanks & Go GIANTS!