Maybe John Bowker will be a hard-hitting corner outfielder one day. Maybe he won’t. We’ll see in a year or two. I’m pulling for him.
Until then, we have the day-to-day foibles of the Giants to follow. And today, it’s a good day to be a Giants fan. For the most part. Ah, nuts. Forget the qualifier. It was a great day. The Giants beat the Dodgers. Everything else is secondary. Kind of. For the most part.
It was a serious déjà vu game until Pat Burrell’s homer. Chad Billingsley was shutting down the Giants again. The Giants were leaving runners in scoring position again. It would have been a miserable loss. But Burrell – acquired for Bowker in the alternate offseason reality I’ve created to make this win even more enjoyable – hit one of the more memorable home runs of the past few seasons.
Sweep this series, you beautiful bastards. Sweep.