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McCovey Chroncast #37 - Still In First Place! (Wild Card Edition)

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The Giants lead the Wild Card and lead all of MLB in losing during the second half of the season. But the Giants are set to face off against their rivals with a chance to reclaim the division. Will this be the Giants' final hour... or their FINEST HOUR?

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You're the best! Around! Nothing's gonna ever keep you down! You're the best! Around! Standings are a social construct!
You're the best! Around! Nothing's gonna ever keep you down! You're the best! Around! Standings are a social construct!
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It's easy to lose perspective in the middle of a tailspin, but if you close your eyes and keep 'em shut real tight and tell yourself over and over again that the Giants are still in first place of the wild card, then you're sure to pull out of the spin.

Okay, so maybe we don't know a whole lot about piloting aircraft and perhaps our advice was the exact opposite of what you're supposed to do in those situations, but what we do know lots about is Giants baseball.

Although, maybe that's not true, either. You'll have to decide for yourself after I tell Doug why I was *this* close to writing an article just before the season began about how the Giants might not be very good this year.

What's absolutely true is that the Giants are set to begin their BIGGEST SERIES OF THE SEASON against the LA Dodgers. In the midst of a 11-23 tailspin, it's important to maintain perspective: the Giants are a game behind their blood rivals and they haven't really shown up in the second half. Or have they? What better way to find out than when they put up their best against the Dodgers' best?

We also answer your Twitter questions and play a really quick game. We also try to figure out why there's a seafaring vessel in the Giants clubhouse. Oh, does that last part sound confusing and you're not entirely sure how it relates to the poll question below? Well, you'll just have to listen to the show to find out what we mean.

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