It's Wednesday, and yesterday I mailed it in with videos. So one might think, "Tony, you probably though long and hard about what you're going to post today, right?" Well, of course I didn't! Not one second of thought went into today's post. Is that going to stop me from writing one? Nope. We're still going to go for it.
Being a Northern California that doesn't cheer for the teams of the area is a little bit odd. I'm known as "The Cubs Fan" or "The Bears Fan" to a lot of people around here. Needless to say, I occasionally get crap from Giants or Niners fans when their teams are better than mine. Luckily, this year the Cubs have been so awful that recently not too many people have given me a hard time. However, one of my biggest annoyances is what I'll call the "Happy Gilmore." If you recall, in the movie "Happy Gilmore," Happy sinks a putt, but Shooter had just been giving him a hard time. Happy clearly saw the ball go in, but still said:
"Did that go in? I wasn't watching, did it go in? I didn't see it, could you tell me if it went in?"
While friends (and family) of mine aren't necessarily this a-hole-ish, I have had this happen a few times.
Friend: "So Tony, how are the Cubs doing?"
Me: "Uhh, they are 20 games under .500. They're absolutely awful."
Friend: "Oh yeah, I saw that."
WHY DID YOU ASK THEN? I guess you're trying to make conversation, but even if you knew that the Cubs were bad, and you still wanted to talk about it with me, then say, "Oh, that's too bad" or "Well, at least football is right around the corner" or something like that. I'd almost prefer a more forceful s*** talking than this polite, back door trash talk.
And that brings us to last night's Cubs/Giants game. First it was rain-delayed. Then Matt Cain and Carlos Zambrano decided to make up for the delay by blasting through the opponent's lineup like it was no big thing. Those two pitchers are on fire.
Then there was the 8th inning homer by Gerald Demp Posey III. Damn that guy is good. If he doesn't win Rookie of the Year in the NL, I'll be shocked. No rookie has been more consistent than Posey. There have been times where this guy has put the Giants on his back and carried them to victory.
- I'm somewhat pulling for the Giants, please don't trash talk the Cubs and make me cheer against the Giants.
- Big Z and Matt Cain are savages (right now.)
- Buster Posey is the NL Rookie of the Year. There's no doubt.
- Brian Wilson is still the man. Giants fans should appreciate just how good that guy is.
Eh, not bad for zero thought ahead of time. I'm playing tonight at Pyramid Alehouse in Walnut Creek- 6:30pm. Get there!