Friday night’s game was so bad that I spent yesterday’s morning thread talking about competitive marble racing. In hindsight, I shouldn’t have used up all my positivity on Saturday.
Because we’ve still got one more accursed Bay Bridge Series game to go this afternoon! Said series has already been lost and is a pox on all of our houses — especially Trevor Gott’s — but apparently the Giants are “required” to play today’s game, or some such poppycock.
For those of you holding out hope that the Giants are attempting to sprint into first place in the sweepstakes for the presumptive overall No. 1 pick in next year’s MLB Draft, pitcher Kumar Rocker (not related to John Rocker, happily), I regret to inform you that no matter how insufferably awful you might find the 2020 version of the San Francisco Giants, the 2020 Pittsburgh Pirates are currently several degrees of awful worse. It doesn’t seem possible, I know, but there but for the grace of yinz go the poor Bucs fans.
I just checked again, and Sunday’s A’s vs. Giants game is still on the schedule. This is awful.
Did Barry Bonds hit a home run today?
He did. Boy, did he ever.
August 16, 2001: Bonds seemed to have hit a lot of home runs in 2001. Someone should look into that. During a 5-3 win over the Marlins at home — the Giants’ 69th win of the year (nice) — Bonds hit two home runs.
Those two homers were the 52nd and 53 of the season, tying and then passing Willie Mays’ all-time Giants franchise single season home run record. Neat! You may not be able to view the below embed on all browsers, so click here to watch the video of the two lovely dingers!
Old, random MCC article for you to read
An argument for Cody Ross (September 16, 2011) — Grant Brisbee
Sunday couldn’t possibly be worse than Friday and Saturday, could it?
NOTE TO GIANTS: THAT IS NOT A DARE. DO NOT INTERPRET THAT AS A DARE PLEASE. I BEG YOU.