Monday, July 23, 2012


Ryan Vogelsong was not quite as sharp as we are used to seeing, but even then he's better than most guys. And he got a little help from his friends as the lineup put up a quick four in the 1st and three more in the 5th for that nice relaxing feeling. They seem to have caught up with Clayton Richard, who had the Giants number before this season. Buster Posey is the perfect ballplayer, by the way. I loved the falling-in-the-stands catch by Melky Cabrera to start the 6th. Not only did he make a great play, he got some help from the fans who hoisted him up and back on to the field. His Melkiness had a shit-eating grin on his face afterwards, I imagine we'll see that replay in the TV ads for the rest of the season. He's a flashy guy who likes to strut, and I'm enjoying it all. Some folks don't like all that stylin', but I like to see them having fun, and part of the fun is showing off for the fans. Guys like Buster and Vogie are so stoic and "old school" that you need to balance it out with a few hot dogs. Makes for a better show, don't you think?

Did I mention that Buster is the perfect ballplayer?




nomisnala said...

Buster is currently in a supernova hot streak, but the perfect ballplayer is lacking, because he is slower than molasses. Even so, he is much faster than Bengie Molina. However, I would not be surprised if a 90 year old Benito Santiago, could still beat a 25 year old Posey in a foot race.

Ron said...


a) Let's see how fast you could run one year after having your ankle run over by a sheepsfoot roller.

b) At least once a week, Buster extends what would be a 1B for a lot of healthy ballplayers into a 2B, so your observation is faulty anyway.

c) There has never been a direct correlation between speed & good baserunning.

d) Buster Posey is the non-Pitching future of this organization. I respect every part of his game & the way that he carries himself. He is the day-to-day leader & even his lack of raw speed translates into smart, aggressive baserunning ... hence, my agreement with Mark that (knock on wood for his health) he is the perfect ballplayer.

Shankbone said...

Posey's healthy return is THE story of the year. We forget about him and take him for granted. All the Belt brew ups and the worry about the offense takes a bit away from the enjoyment that is. Posey's current en fuego is awesome to watch.

We absolutely need some hot dogs on this team, between Cain/MadBum/Vogelsong/Posey most the talent is old school and polite to a fault. Melky will be a very interesting salary and years test for Mr. Sabean.

M.C. O'Connor said...

It's true Buster does not have "5-tool" speed, but I think the mental part of catching is so important that it ought to count. What a wonderful run he's been on! Wow!

If you make an anagram of "M.C. O'Connor" you get "Ron McCoon." Doesn't that sound like a Western writer? (Louis L'Amour wasn't quite his real name, ya know.) I can see all kinds of new themes for blog posts:

O'Doul Crossing
Last Stand at Chavez Ravine
Buster Rides Again
Bring Me the Head of Juan Uribe
The Brandons
Blanco Trail

(and my personal favorite)


JC Parsons said...

Isn't it a pity that in all this talk of flash and style, my beloved Freak, Timmeh, didn't even get a mention. Ah well, this too shall return in good time as well. This team is once again full of characters and that bodes well for ... well, I'm not sure if it means wins (so far so good) but it means most of the games are hella entertaining.
Good example was that Melky catch. What a solid play and a GREAT visual. Definitely highlight reel material.
Is Buster perfect? My answer: For us, right now, YES, it feels that way. I assume we all know that "perfect" in baseball, refers to one thing. (Right, Matt?) Otherwise it is a game of failures, and Buster has his share ( a smaller dose than most to be sure ). Are there bigger WAR's in the game? Oh yea, I'm sure there always will be. But Buster is ours, so he's perfect. Make sense?

M.C. O'Connor said...

Timmy's completing of that strikeout running down the HSanchez ricochet in front of the visitors dugout and getting the assist at first was a MelkyMoment™, for sure.

The Freak is still there, as I've stated many times. His Second Coming is imminent! Prepare you unholy unbelievers! Prepare! Thou wilt be Franchised!

Zo said...

The Brandin's (?)

Directed by Sergio Leone
Music by Ennio Morricone

M.C. O'Connor said...

Now yer talkin', pardner.