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Brandon Belt hopes to be ready for the postseason

That jinxing bastard.

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Brandon Belt is an optimistic person. For example, he thinks the Giants have a good shot at the playoffs. For another, he thinks his brain might be ready for that playoff run.

SHHHHHHHhhhhhhhh. The first rule about the playoffs is to make a Fight Club reference when talking about the first rule about the playoffs. The second rule about the playoffs is that you're not supposed to talk about them unless you're, like, twelvity games ahead with two weeks left. The Giants have a 4½-game lead on the second wild card spot with 19 games left, which is just super. The odds are in their favor. Still, though. Shhhhhhhhh.

In one sense, the idea that Belt could be ready at all is great news. He hasn't been forced to give up the season, like Hector Sanchez was, so he's doing everything he can to come back. In another sense, the "I don't know how realistic that is" qualifier gives me the jibblies. But, well, so do concussions.

If the Giants wink then they might have Brandon Belt to help them wink in the wink to hopefully wink the wink wink. He's helped them wink a wink wink before, and hopefully he's healthy enough to try again.