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San Francisco Giants Link Dump, 9/1

The hanging link dumps of Babylon

Travis Ishikawa, occasionally starting first baseman for YOUR 2014 Giants
Travis Ishikawa, occasionally starting first baseman for YOUR 2014 Giants
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Whatever, Twitter, the Grady Sizemore nudes were way funnier.

For Giants, 5 goes into 3 (as in first base)
Did you know that in August, the Giants have started five different players at first base at least five times? Adam Duvall, Travis Ishikawa, Buster Posey, Michael Morse, and Brandon Belt have each started at the Not Quite As Hot Corner reasonably often this month, making the Giants the first team since the 1971 Expos to start that many players at a position five times in a month, and the Expos played six double-headers that July. Man, the Expos were just a bunch of damn cheaters, trying to tie a record that they knew they didn't earn. You know what? They deserved Loria.


When the going gets tough, the Huff gets going (on a permanent vacation): Aubrey Huff quits 95.7 The Game’s morning show
If you don't take your job on the radio serious, those other guys who listen are gonna let you know about it


Failed Prospects Throwing Dessert
Well, obviously now we need to talk about some failed Giants prospects and what desserts they would throw. For example, Jesse Foppert would hurl a banana cream pie, Marcus Sanders would chuck a fruitcake as far as possible, and Kurt Ainsworth would surely go with cherries jubilee. But what about Eddy Martinez-Esteve? I'll let you debate that in the comments.


Watch a Japanese baseball player try to hit a 186 mph fastball
186 miles per hour is fast, but just how fast? To put it into context, that's incredibly fast. I know, I know, you didn't think I put enough work into these link dumps to calculate that out. What can I say? I'm a perfectionist.


The Lebowskis Who Might Have Been: Behind The Scenes With The Coens
I am in no way impugning the work done by David Huddleston to say that I am absolutely fascinated to see what some of those other actors could have done with the role of the rich, or as one might say, the big Lebowski. Obviously the article goes into detail about the Coens fantasizing about Brando, but I want to see the George C Scott or Gore Vidal or Michael Caine. Just imagine "Did I urinate on your rug?" But, you know, like Michael Caine would say it. Hilarious!