Far too often, folks reach in times like these.
They look to assign the deepest of meanings. They insist on craning for poignancy.
Hell, Larry Baer himself fell into the trap, speaking of the “life lessons” that the 2012 Giants taught us along the way.
Seriously, Larry? Now? Life lessons?
In the immortal words of Bill Murray in “Stripes,” LIGHTEN UP, FRANCIS.
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The most vexing question facing the Giants at the trade deadline this year: What to expect out of Aubrey Huff down the stretch?
Just nine days ago, the Giants seemed content to let the deadline pass without a major shake-up. They’d opened the second half with a 7-1 record and were leading the Los Angeles Dodgers by 2½ games in the NL West standings. Read More
Issue: Offensive on defenseAnalysis: Much has been made after the first month of the season of the sloppy glove work seen in San Francisco, mainly because it wasn’t expected to be a problem.When the season started, you figured, in order:Catcher: Buster Posey. Above average with the leather, right?First base: Brandon Belt. Way above average by all accounts. Read More
PHOENIX — In putting together a bench for the 2012 season, the Giants have one option with this heavy résumé:
- He’s a guy who knows the National League inside out, having played with three other NL teams since 2005.
- A player with plenty of postseason experience (60 plate appearances).
- Somebody with a reputation as a clutch hitter.
- And, oh, yes, a guy who started just last season for the World Series champs. Read More