Saturday, June 14, 2008

7+ 6 3 3 1 11

Rubbin' salt, Bru, rubbin' salt in the festering sore that is Matt Cain's rotten luck. Why leave Matt in to pitch the 8th? He'd thrown 104 pitches and whiffed 11 fookin' guys in 7 studly innings, and was naturally on the hook for a Loss. Rotten luck he had to face Harden. Rotten luck the Giants can't score runs. Why make it worse, Bonehead? Two runs allowed wasn't good enough for you? Matt has struggled with consistency and control all season, he goes out there and gives you an ass-kickin' start, so what do you do? Send him out to pitch an inning YOU KNOW HE WON'T FINISH?? That's why you have relief pitchers, Bonehead. (And don't give me crap about batting orders and lineup spots and all that, that's why you have a bench.) The man did the job. Take the ball, sit him down and tell him "nice work, kid, do it again next time."

The Heimlich Won't Stop the Gagging Award: Aaron Rowand's cheesy move on Suzuki's "triple." Nice going, Gomer.

Honorable Mention: Bengie Molina. Like Gomer, Gordito's fielding goes south along with his hitting.

It is bad enough to have the A's absolutely OWN us. What's worse is that it isn't luck, bad breaks, timing, or Acts of Gods. They are better than us. They have more talent. They play better baseball. They have better management. They deserve to own us.




On the lighter side, I've thrown around some big bucks, lads. It cost me a tenner to sponsor Brad Hennessey's page on Baseball-Reference. And a five-spot to sponsor Billy Sadler. I realize BH is in the minors (my guess is he gets traded in mid-season), and BS is a bit of a longshot, but I'm a cheap bastard, OK? I tagged the pages with my other blogs, Ten Pound Press and French Street Brewery. If you aren't a denizen of B-R's dungeons, you're missing out.

8 comments:

Zo said...

I was actually going to post, rather than comment, but you beat me to it. Fuckin' A's. 1 run in 2 games and it took a steal of home by Grampa Vizquel to accomplish that. Two runs scored for the A's on wild pitches, of course it was two that they didn't even need. Rowand's dive for an outfield single to give Suzuki a triple should hang him with the loss, except that the vagaries of the baseball scoring system don't allow for that. Memorable tv image: Matt's face in the dugout, thinking about just how long it is before he can be a free agent and get the fuck off this team. Today's Special WTF Moment: 11 loses in the last 13 home games. What the fuck is up with that? Is it an indication of how bad we are or are the road victories a better indication of how we are not so bad after all? Your guess is as good as mine, unless of course you think anything close to the latter, in which case your guess is not as good as mine. Make no mistake, Harden was superb, for 6 innings, but then, Alan fucking Embree shut us down. Really, 1 fucking run in two games? Other commments:
When FP is on the air, we've already lost. Anyone noticed? With Big Papi out, there is a growing cry in Boston to sign Bonds. I hope they do and he hits 35 home runs this year and wins a world series ring. Fucking tags: Fuck list, fucking pissed while blogging, fuckin' A's, fuck the A's.

JC Parsons said...

This was yet another game that I did not follow at all (damn vacation!) and it seems like I missed an evocative one. On the surface it looks like just another tough luck Cain loss, albeit a very good showing - which is not a guarantee this year. But you guys seem especially testy this am. Is it because its the a's? Yeah, good reason. Is it just sinking in how bad we are? Really?? Did you get sucked in to our exciting mediocrity? In a month or two, we will be way out (both mathematically and mentally) so that will be better. It is interesting how bad teams sometimes are decent on the road. Some underdog group mentality kicks in. But as Molina declines, Rowand levels and nobody else (except, please, Fred) shines, expect our offense to clearly be the worst in MLB. Every day we fail to trade away Durham, Aurilia, Vizquel, Molina and Yabu eats away at my heart. (Imagine how I feel when we play these stiffs almost everyday!)Any effort trying to get wins this year is misguided if it outweighs the development of our future. So maybe Bochy's extra usage of Matt was purely for "developmental" purposes?
Add "wins" to the fuck list.

Zo said...

I have to hand it to JP. Whenever I get pissed (and no, I am not in the I-hate-all-things-A's camp), there you are to show what really deeply seated cynicism can be. You da man!

Anonymous said...

Brother Bob:
I didn't always hate the As. We actually went to a few games at the Coliseum back in the seventies. I liked Reggie Jackson, Campy Campanaris, Joe Rudi, and others. I loved Vida Blue right from the start. Even the dumb-ass uniforms were merely amusing, and the dumb-ass owner Charley Finley was good for a laugh now and then. When they won their 3 straight WS, well you had to hand it to them; they were special. At least they beat the Dodgers.
I can't remember if I started hating them before '89 or not. Maybe I hated them for letting fuckin Kirk Gibson beat them in the WS in '88. That was awful.
No, it had to be '89. What a fucked-up year. First Pete Rose got busted, then Bart Giamatti died, then my father died, then the fucking, goddam, miserable, digusting "Earthquake World Series". The earthquake itself was actually the coolest thing about it. I wasn't at Candlestick for the first attempt at game three, but my sister Barbara was, and she was sufficiently freaked out that she didn't care to go to game 3.2. So I went, but was somehow obliged into taking the dumb-ass Methodist minister who presided over my father's funeral. Dad was planted I think 2 days before the quake. I have always viewed the 2 events as being somehow karmically related. As if my Dad rated such a thing. Anyway, this dumb-ass minister sat there cheerfully accepting the awfulness that unfolded in that game, happy just to be there, happy to be alive in God's wonderful green world, whatever. See, the thing was, I thought this moron fucked up Dad's funeral completely. He told some long idiotic story that involved some fucking episode of MASH and had absolutely nothing to do with my father, and I hated him for this. And I had to sit through one of the most fucked up games in Giants history listening to crap from this dumb-ass Pollyanna the whole time.
So that's probably why I really, really hate the As.

M.C. O'Connor said...

I don't hate the A's. I hate that they consistently out-perform us. I'm jealous of their WS titles. I want their GM, or at least his proteg├ęs.

Captain James Tiberius Kirk was known to express such a sentiment to his junior officers: "I don't want excuses (insert Scotty/Bones/Sulu), I want results."

JC Parsons said...

Does anyone else find it deeply disturbing that our fearless leader quotes Star Trek to us in a time of need??? The scary part is wondering if he is kidding or not. Not even a good quote!! Where were the dramatic pauses?? Do you really think adding his middle name classes it up? If you quote some Klingon next time I may freak out!!
Thanks Zo! Glad to help. Remember losing now with Bengie, Randy and Omar is making it possible to win it all with Tim, Buster and next year's great draft pick.
Great Father's Day comment Bro. I had a great time seeing you, Grandpa.

M.C. O'Connor said...

Results, damnit!! Results!

Anonymous said...

Brother Bob:
Geez Mark, so you don't hate the As? Next you'll tell me you don't hate the Dodgers? This is baseball hate we're talking about. It doesn't actually mean anything. It's not like hating anything real, like the Borg or the Romulans.
Make it so!