Hello and happy Sunday.
There’s no baseball today, but the Division Series are about to start up this week. And a break from baseball might be just what everyone needs because ... did you see last week?!
MLB expanded the postseason this year, with 16 teams instead of 10. And on Wednesday, all 16 of those teams played. All 16! Eight postseason games, in one day. Nonstop postseason baseball, overlapping, from breakfast until
your late night triple shot of scotch, neat bedtime.
It was amazing, and also entirely too much. And I’m apparently not alone in thinking that. An SB Nation Reacts poll of MLB fans found that a lot of fans liked such a hectic day of baseball, but don’t want it to be the norm.
As for what fans felt with eight games, many of which were quite thrilling, well, here you go:
Exciting, but also overkill. Yep, that feels just about right.
Did Barry Bonds hit a home run today?
October 4, 2001: Against the Houston Astros, Bonds hit a solo home run in the 9th inning off of Wilfredo Rodriguez. It gave the Giants a 10-2 lead, which was the final score. It was his 70th homer of the year, tying Mark McGwire’s single-season record.
Old, random MCC article for you to read
The Giants are four wins away from the World Series (Oct. 7, 2014 — Grant Brisbee)
- Maria Guardado outlines 5 questions facing the Giants this offseason (MLB)
- Kerry Crowley on where the Giants stand with Buster Posey and Joey Bart for 2021 (Mercury News)
- Mark W. Sanchez on how the Giants want Mauricio Dubon to bulk up (KNBR)
- John Shea on how adding a real closer could help the Giants next year (SF Chronicle)
I hope you all have a tremendous Sunday.