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Let the alien inhabiting his body never get homesick for its home planet.
Let the alien inhabiting his body never get homesick for its home planet.

Even the best teams of all-time have about 50 games like this a season. If you go 112-50, you still have 50 games worth of hair-pulling, second-guessing, and frustration.

The Giants, of course, are not one of the best teams of all-time. So get used to this feeling of intense disappointment. Don’t be alarmed by it. Even if the Giants have a fantastic season -- even if they make the playoffs -- there are a lot more games like this coming up.

Sometimes I hate baseball.

Two things that almost make me feel better about this game: one, it shouldn’t have been as close as it was, with the Braves getting 5,301 baserunners to the Giants’ four or five. And two, Edgar Renteria still looks like a functional, worthwhile hitter, which would be kind of a big deal for this team. The most likely scenario is that this is just a case of Alfonzosis, and he’ll come back to earth soon. Also...

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Oh, my, Edgar, you beautiful creature.

Sometimes I love baseball. Most times, even.

I think I’ll work on the rest of this post-game writeup later.

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Let’s try that again:

Even the best teams of all-time have about 50 games like this a season. If you go 112-50, you still have 50 games worth of hair-pulling, second-guessing, and frustration.

The Giants, of course, are not one of the best teams of all-time. So get used to this feeling of intense disappointment. Don’t be alarmed by it. Even if the Giants have a fantastic season -- even if they make the playoffs -- there are a lot more games like this coming up.

Sometimes I hate love, love, love baseball.

Wow.