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McCovey Chroncast #54: Brandon Belt Is The Worst

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It’s true. Per media reports, the reason for the Giants' 11-21 start is that Brandon Belt is incapable of getting all the hits and pitching all the outs. 

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MLB: San Diego Padres at San Francisco Giants
{extremely Tina Turner voice} “You’re simply the worst!”
John Hefti-USA TODAY Sports

There's no logical explanation for the Bay Area media's intense scrutiny of Giants' first baseman Brandon Belt when the entire organization is currently in the midst of its worst start ever and every single player not named Brandon Belt (or Buster Posey) is performing well below the caliber of a Major League Baseball player, so we decide to come up with additional irrational reasons to dislike the guy. #BeltBash is all the rage and we here at the McCovey Chroncast didn't want to miss out on the fun.

And you won't want to miss out on the fun that comes from our *two* guests this week, both from the site -- skyblue17 (Joanne) and sami. (Sami Higgins)! They get in on the #BeltBash, too, but also talk about their Giants fandom and what attracted them to this wacky website in the first place.

We also reflect on the career of Tim Lincecum, which really raised the question, "Is it better to burnout or fade away?" Also, last week was Willie Mays' birthday. We celebrate it in our own special way. And finally, as always, we answer your Twitter questions, but this week, we field the best #BeltBash from Twitter, too.

Oh, and perhaps most importantly, we begin our proposals for rebuilding the Giants. You won't want to miss that discussion, unless you're steadfastily against the idea of the Giants tearing it all down, in which case, you'll still want to hate hear what we have to say about the Giants' new direction.

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