Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Operation Shutdown

One of my favorite sayings ever. Thank you, Derek Bell.

No, that's not my new catch phrase for the Giants offense. Rather, it's what I'll be on for the next ten days. I'll be jumping around England for the next week and a half, researching the complex strategies for successful cricket teams. Cricket: It's like baseball, just without the excitement. Unless you're this guy.

Therefore, this post serves as an open thread for comments and updates. If a big trade goes down or the like, let's discuss. I have a feeling that my mates at the pub won't be much help. Unless my in-laws suddenly get broadband, expect some new posts on or around the first of June.

11 comments:

stapes said...

We'll keep you updated on any major doings.

OZ said...

I don't know if you're gone already Son, but here’s a recap. Tim was freak'n awesome. Top of the lineup managed to get on base and middle produced, even Ray "dear God don't hit into a double play" Durham managed to be productive. Benitez blows the save in any other park in America, but manages through with a little help.

SonDog said...

I'm on a 56k connection running Windows 87, so I can't log onto anything that has any type of pictures or fancy shit. Basically, I'm on a Commodore 64. Fortunately, this blog has none of the fancy stuff, and I can log on. BUT, I did see that Portland and Seattle hit the jackpot in the lottery. Holy. Shit. I'm laughing at Boston right now.

OZ said...

Benitez gave up another one. What is there to say really? All SF fans hate him on a level surpassed only by the Mamba.

The worst part, you knew it was coming as soon as he stepped on the mound.

stapes said...

We now have something to talk about. Getting sweeped by Colorado was mostly an example of offensive ineptness...and it was memorial weekend so most people were getting drunk for three days (including me) so the pained was numbed.

Now...holy shit. The was a complete stomach punch. The offense was predictibly horrible but they had a chance until that fat fuck had a melt down in the NYC. Krukow said if was GM he would have released him on the spot. It appears they need to make a move.

Hennessay, Correa, Ortiz? What the fuck can they do.

SonDog said...

Benitez must go. Granted, I've only been able to read the reports, but from blaming his own teammates *Saturtday/Sunday?* to his double-balk-who-the-fuck-can-possibly-be-this-shitty party in NYC yesterday, the team can't possibly have ANY confidence whatsoever in him right now. Yeah, we're only 50 games in, but I think the season may be hanging in the balance. Nobody in the west is running away with this, but blown saves like this can demoralize a team quicker than anything. I don't care if Krukow himself has to come out of retirement to take the closer roll, they just need somebody - na - ANYBODY else.

Stapes, did Krukow REALLY say that on TV? Jesus. I just read the SI article on Bonds and Krukow had a couple of ballsy comments in that too. Throw in the "Schilling is a horse's ass" comment to boot, and I can only think that Krukow is chugging a few Anchor Steams to get this ballsy.

stapes said...

He said it on the radio this morning on his regular KNBR spot.

stapes said...

Zito earned his %500,000+ per start last night. A huge bounce back game. Hennessay should be the new closer. He was throwing hard and threw one excellent slider to strike out Delgado. The chronicle has Bochy saying he's not giving up on Armando yet, however it has to be hennessay from this point on.

SonDog said...

From what i am reading, there is no way Beniez can pitch again in a Giants uni. No. Way. If he takes the mound again at home, it will be to the loudest chorous of boos a home player has ever received. It's got to be Hennessey. How hard was he throwing? I've seen him top out at 93 before... was he there?

OZ said...

Love this quote:
"I think we exercised as much patience and professional courtesy as we could to give Armando a chance to have success here," Sabean said. "I'll say one thing about Armando: He was strong enough to be the whipping boy."

The only positive thing he could say about Benitez is that he would still come to work to get his fat check. Nice.

He's gone though, and that's all that matters, even if the Giants are footing the bill for the majority of his remaining contract.

stapes said...

Sabean also called out the team and said Benetiz isn't the one who only got three hits last night; benetiz isn't the one who begged out of Tuesdays game.

At least he is gone and we can move forward addressing other issues.

Seriously though - 3 hits against El Duque?