I Don’t Care That They Might Still Be Playing: Wrapping Up the World Series
Hey, did you hear? The World Series ended last night. Ok, maybe it didn’t — I wrote the majority of this before the game was over. Either way, you probably didn’t watch it, given that there was Monday Night Football on and probably some sort of inane reality show with a bunch of washed-up former 90′s actors prancing around in just-barely there leotards. Well, guess what? I did watch the World Series and this is what I saw:
- Tim Lincecum (26 years old), Matt Cain (26), Jonathan Sanchez (27) and Madison Bumgarner (21): the rest of the NL West is gonna be in trouble for the next 4-5 years if this team ever develops an offense beyond Buster Posey, a few has-beens and a bunch of fat guys.
- Speaking of pitching, I am still amazed that the Giants made the World Series while paying Barry Zito a salary. They almost deserve it more because of having to get this far despite paying Zito $18.5M a year. Total innings pitched by Zito this postseason: zero.
- Cliff Lee: still gon’ get paid.
- That being said, the brief appearance of Edgar Renteria: v.1997 guarantees him at least one ridiculous contract offer this offseason.
- Chuck Greenberg apparently took PR lessons from former owner Tom Hicks. Choice nugs:
“This series: It is going back to San Francisco,” Greenberg told the Ben & Skin Show on ESPN 103.3 FM in Dallas. “There’s gonna be a Game 6. There’s going to be a Game 7.”
“I think our fans have been great,” Greenberg said on The Ben and Skin Show on 103.3 KESN. “I think particularly in Game 3 of the World Series they just blew away anything I’ve seen in any venue during the postseason. I thought Yankee fans, frankly, were awful. They were either violent or apathetic, neither of which is good. So I thought Yankee fans were by far the worst of any I’ve seen in the postseason. I thought they were an embarrassment.”
Oh Chuck, have you not learned anything from the horse’s ass that used to own your team? First off, why would you give bulletin board material to your team’s opponent? If your Ferragamo wasn’t already far enough in your mouth, you then went all high and mighty in order to take a shot at Yankee fans. Rob Neyer pretty much nailed the pathetic nature of these comments, but still… Chuck, there isn’t a lot of sympathy out there for those special folks inhabiting Yankee Stadium, but let’s not forget who your two biggest fans are:
- Bow ties: in terms of annoying, baseball’s next Phiten necklace.
- Note to Fox producers: can’t get enough shots of screaming rich kids or women praying in between action on the field. Riveting stuff. Really.
- Regardless of what happened in this series, Bengie Molina was going to get a World Series ring. He now joins mediocre bros Jose (NYY ’09) and Yadier (Cardinals ’06) as the luckiest family in the world.
- I can’t believe the Vikings cut Randy Moss. Seriously, they gave up a third round pick for him and got two touchdowns for the effort. Who’s running things over there, Dan Snyder? Oh, that’s football. Sorry, I saw today was November 1 and got confused.
So that’s about it for the 2010 baseball season. Congrats to the Giants (Update: They won!). May you enjoy one week of success, whereupon all stories about your celebration will be squashed by Derek Jeter free agency rumors. See you all in three months!
Tagged with: Barry Zito • Chuck Greenberg • Compassionitivity • Dancing With The Stars • George Bushes • Matt Cain • MLB • MNF • NFL • San Francisco Giants • Strategery • Texas Rangers • Tim Lincecum • Why do Texans want us to hate them so bad?
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