Game Day Six-Pack: “Buster Posey is the perfect human.”


You know, if the Phillies can win four out of their every six games, they might just–

What am I doing?  This is going to go horribly.  It’s the Giants.  They always find a way to slip under my skin and make me feel like I should feel bad for getting drunk and bringing a bucket of rocks to throw at the outfielders while coming up with insulting puns.

“Hey Melk-man you’re utterly terrible!!”

Ha ha ha YEAH!  So, with that in mind, let’s all thank Julian from Giants Nirvana for stopping by and answering some Bay Area inquiries.

Is there a particular reason I can’t seem to let go of my 2010 anger?  Most other instances of opposition-based hostility end with me going to bed and waking up in the morning.  And in between having dreams about punching all the team in question’s heads off.  And waking up with my tongue mostly bitten off.  But for some reason, that 2010 bitterness refuses to leave me.  Any theories?  And don’t say anything snarky.  Just don’t.  

I think it was because of how unexpected it all was. The Giants barely made it into the postseason. Everybody picked the Phillies to win the NLCS. And then…boom, Cody Ross.

How long will it be until Tim Lincecum is the comeback story of the year?  How easily has the Bay Area transitioned from Lincecum jerseys to Cain jerseys?  And does Cain have the teddy bear face/hacky sack personality to keep their love?

I’m hoping the Tim Lincecum comeback story is in progress right now. He looked excellent in his first start of the half (8 IP, 11 K, 0 BB, 0 R), and that would be awesome if that success would carry over. As for Lincecum/Cain jerseys, I’d say they’re both beloved — it’s not one or the other. Cain is the longest tenured Giant, and he’s pitching better than he ever has — so it’s looking like he’ll keep their love for a long, long time.

Nate Schierholtz is not happy about probably being traded!  Does this do anything for you?

I completely understand where Nate Schierholtz is coming from, and I think it makes a lot of sense. If he is traded in the next couple weeks, so be it. That said, I do think he’s a pretty useful bench piece — kind of speedy, excellent defender, and a decent bat.

Buster Posey recently claimed that he can “…catch anybody.”  Is this the first glimpse of his hideous, self-centered personality that we’re going to get before a decade of extremely public, extremely painful fractures between him and the club as his ego inflates to the size of the Bay Bridge?  God, what happened to him?

Buster Posey is the perfect human being.

Weren’t the Dodgers supposed to be good?  Who exactly is going to stand in the Giants way in the NL West? Do you hate the Dodgers because you’re afraid of them or because you’re secretly in love with them?

The Dodgers had a pretty comfortable lead in the NL West, until it was no longer comfortable and then no longer existent. They have Matt Kemp and Andre Ethier back in the lineup, so I’m still a little scared of them. If any team in the division poses a threat to the Giants, it’s undoubtedly the Dodgers.

What sort of chest-pounding vindication did you feel after everybody was like “BLAH BLAH BLAH DAVID WRIGHT” before the All-Star Game and then Pablo Sandoval pounded that RBI triple down their throats?

David Wright definitely deserved the starting spot over Pablo Sandoval. And I understood all the backlash at Giants fans over the all-star voting. If anything, I was nervous that the Giants all-stars wouldn’t do well in the all-star game — in which case the backlash would grow. Instead, Posey/Cain/Melky/Pablo came up big, and I was able to just sit back and let their performances speak for themselves. So it was more of a silent nod of approval/arrogant smile than a chest-pounding vindication.