This team is watchable.
National League Wild Card Standings
|San Francisco||33||28||.541||0||Won 2
|St. Louis||34||29||.539||0||Won 1
|New York||32||28||.533||0.5||Won 1|
|San Diego||28||33||.459||5||Lost 2|
(updated 6.13.2009 at 9:25 PM PDT)
Okay, maybe better than watchable. They just might be contenders. When you start to giggle/cry at the thought of Bengie Molina hitting cleanup, he yanks a home run. When you start to cover your eyes during Brian Wilson's appearances, he throws well-placed strikes and has a quick inning. When you start to lose faith in Pablo Sandoval's ability to play in the field, he's stretching and swiping and diving with the best of them.
And, of course, when you start to think this team can contend, they lose five straight 1-0 games. So let's not get too goofy. But I'll take the cautious optimism over the prudent pessimism any day. Two straight from the A's: good times.
Also of note: Scott Garrelts looks exactly like I remember. It was kind of freaky.
Also also of note: Brian Wilson just said his arm feels delicious. I can't decide if that's awesome or if my brain's about to melt.