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Pre-Game I'm Tired of Waiting Thread

A look back at the Opening Day history of McCovey Chronicles:

2005

Result:

Win. Cesar Izturis hit a leadoff home run off Jason Schmidt, but mass seppuku was avoided when Moises Alou had the foresight to hit the ball to Jose Valentin, who booted the ball to give the Giants the go-ahead run.

Key quote from the GameThread: "Benitez Time -- I, for one, welcome our non-sucky closer overlord" -- Skaldheim

2006

Result:

Loss. Jake Peavy made the Giants look like a bad offensive team. That's the thing about baseball: you see something new every day.

Key quote from the GameThread: "Remember when the Giants had three guys in the middle of the lineup with OPS's over 1.000? That was cool." -- antinous

2007

Result:

Loss. Jake Peavy made the Giants look like a bad offensive team. That's the thing about baseball: you see something new every day.

Key quote from the GameThread: "So, are these 82-83 mph pitches Zito's fastball?" -- jponry

2008

Result:

Loss. Brad Penny made the Giants look like a bad offensive team. That's the thing about baseball: you see something new every day.

Key quote from the GameThread (tie): "We will need a serious Bocock explosion if we expect to come back in this game." -- otis29, and "The Jose Castillo Experiment has ended. Please abandon." -- oooreebay

 

So here it is. The 5th-annual McCovey Chronicles Opening Day. The Giants have scored a combined one run over the last three Opening Days. I'll accept only one run from the lineup today if it comes on an inside-the-park home run from Bengie Molina. That would be seven different kinds of awesome, though it would probably have to involve Corey Hart leaving the field on a stretcher, and the goose he tripped over would probably have to be euthanized, so maybe we should just root for the Giants to score more than one run instead.