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Hope Is Like a Weed
The chances of the Giants making the playoffs aren't great. And the chances of there actually winning a series if they do make it there are worse. But I've found myself slowly starting to make room for wishful thinking during their recent surge. Barry's recent return to 75% of his former form is one reason. The biggest, though, is Matt Cain, who has been astonishingly good of late:
Cain, whose 13 wins lead all NL rookies, has been nearly unhittable for a month now. He's 5-0 in six starts since Aug. 12 with a 0.21 ERA, allowing just one earned run in 42 innings — and he hasn't allowed an earned run in his last 30 2-3 innings.
Those are some impressive numbers. Maybe this time they can hold on to a good young pitcher and oversee his development into a long-term ace. Probably not, but I can dream. . .

Current Location: 85721
Mode: sunny side up
Muse: All Because Of You - Karen Carpenter - Karen Carpenter

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letter_2elise From: letter_2elise Date: September 15th, 2006 01:52 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
If I learned anything from the AL Pennant a few years back - there is always hope. But with my team far from any hope - I am beginning to mourn the end of my baseball season.

I've tried throwing myself into football, which I do enjoy. But I've decided that I what I really love is the time of year surrounding football season. I am not adjusting well to the new game schedule, but I'll have a game on in the background most weekends while Fall-like activities are going on.

And NBA has become too political locally. I'm afraid the love is gone. Gone with the trade of Peja. But Artest keeps life interesting, and I may get sucked back in soon.

But all of this is only me trying to fill-in time before next MLB season. How pathetic is that? When did I become so obsessed? I guess there are worse addictions. I just have to make it to Fenway someday so I can completely lose my mind.

Good luck to SF! :)
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: September 15th, 2006 06:08 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Being a sports fan is hard. I had already transferred most of my fantasies to the Cal Bears football team. And then they were awful in their season opener at Tennessee. They can still salvage the season, but I'm pessimistic. At least the Giants never seemed likely to be much good -- or much bad, come to think of it -- so the remote possibility of their making the postseason meaningful comes as a gift I wasn't expecting to get in the first place.

I thought of you every day as the Red Sox slid. I didn't want to say anything, because I'm sure it was too depressing. At least my dad got increasingly happy. I still think of him sitting in the rental car outside the Stinson Beach Community Center, listening to the end of Game 6. I can imagine some people resenting the fact that he kept absenting himself from the wedding festivities, but I was delighted for him.
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