Thursday, July 30, 2009

Freddy Sanchez and other controversies of our time

Giants acquire Freddy Sanchez from the Pirates for lauded AA pitcher Tim Alderson. Depending on who you listen to, this is either a canny, smart move or colossal dumbassery. Although I think it's too early to tell, I'm tentatively in the former camp slightly more than the latter. Sure, Alderson is a great prospect, but he could just as easily become Jesse Foppert instead of the next Matt Cain. Sanchez, as long as he stays healthy, is a proven commodity who's an upgrade at 2B over what they had before, which is to say, nothing.

But what irks me, along with most other Giants fans, is that what the team needed more than anything else was a hitter with some power, and Sanchez has, what, like 6 home runs so far this year? Christ on a cracker.

We'll see.

In other news:

- Coke is better than Pepsi. Duh.

- The designated hitter is a scourge upon baseball. If you play, you gotta hit.

- For the first three dates, the guy always pays for everything, even if the girl asked him out. I don't know how this works for the gays, but there's the rule for the straights. No exceptions.

- Put down your fucking phone when you're conducting a transaction with someone selling you something. Saying "Thank you" is common fucking courtesy and unless you're a doctor giving verbal instructions about how to perform an emergency tracheotomy to a guy with a ballpoint pen and a pocketknife, you can put your conversation on hold for 20 fucking seconds to acknowledge the human being in front of you.


Urgack said...

In other news:

- No, it's not.

- How do you feel about pinch runners?

-I'm ok with this. I suppose with the gays, the more masculine pays.

-Agreed, 100%. It's absolutely ridiculous for people to be o... hold on, I have to take this.

Whirlwind said...

I think the Giants biggest problem BY FAR, is that to an outside observer it appears that we ADORE Brian Wilson enough to give him his own TV show.

Where's the outrage about that?

TK said...

@ Urgack -

Pinch runners are different. Once they come in for you, you're out of the game. You can't have a pinch runner run for you every time you bat. They're more like a substitution, and they usually stay in the game after they come in.

@ Whirlwind -

Brian Wilson's show is in the "fascinating/horrifying" category, like Jenna Bush or "Faces of Death."

Stephen said...


TK said...

TINSTAAPP is really taking off. I'd never seen the acronym before yesterday, when I got it twice from two different people.

It could be the next WHIP.